by Joyce Kohl

Raisin Oat Bars Source: Go Inside™
Great for brown-bag lunches or anytime
Servings: Ingredients:
4 Dozen


Pecans instead of Walnuts are good, too.

2 cups raisins

1 can (14 ounce) condensed milk

1 T grated lemon peel

1 T lemon juice

1 cup butter, melted

1 1/3 cups brown sugar

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

2 1/2 cups regular oats

1 cup flour

1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 13 x 9 inch baking pan. In a medium saucepan, combine raisins, milk, lemon peel and lemon juice. Cook over a medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture begins to bubble. Remove from heat; cool slightly; set aside.
  1. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Add remaining ingredients and blend until evenly mixed and crumbly. Reserve 2 cups, then press remaining mixture onto the bottom of the baking pan.
  1. Spread raisin mixture to within 1/2″ of the edge. Sprinkle with remaining oat mixture and pat lightly. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely then cut into 1 x 2″ bars.