Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Golden Raisin Bars

Here'a a super simple bar cookie recipe I got right off the raisin box. My husband really enjoys these, and loves sharing them at work. I've made them several times but should really do so more often. I always feel better about baking sweets that have at least some nutritional value.

Golden Raisin Bars
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine oats, sugar, flour, cinnamon and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Mix in butter with fingertips until mixtture is crumbly. Add raisins and apricots. Pat mixture into an ungreased 13x9 inch baking pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

Cool in pan for 30 minutes. Cut into bars and let cool completely before removing from baking pan, using a metal spatula. Don't overbake or they will become too crumbly, in other words they will turn into granola.

1 comment:

  1. I love oatmeal raisin cookies but these sound even better with the addition of apricots.