Lemony Raisin Bars


  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. grated lemon rind
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
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  • 1 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


Heat oven to 375 degrees F. In saucepan, combine raisins, sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, and lemon rind. Cook and stir over medium heat just until bubbly. Cool slightly. In bowl, combine butter, brown sugar and vanilla; beat well. Add flour, baking soda, and salt; mix well. Stir in oats and walnuts. Reserve 2 cup oat mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture into 9x13 greased pan. Spread raisin mixture to within 1/2 inch of edges. Sprinkle with reserved oat mixture; press lightly. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool. Makes 48 bars.

By Robin from Washington, IA


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