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  • Ingredients:
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tbsp. grated lemon rind
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups large flaked oatmeal


  • Directions:
  • Combine first 4 ingredients in medium sauce pan, cook and stir over medium heat until mixture bubbles. Take off heat and cool.
  • Cream butter, brown sugar and vanilla until fluffy.
  • Stir in flour and baking soda. Add oatmeal and blend until crumbly.
  • Reserve 2 cups of this mixture.
  • Take remaining crumbly mixture and press into a 9" X 13" baking dish.
  • Take the raisin mixture and spread over the oat mixture to within 1" of sides of pan.
  • Then take the reserved 2 cups of crumbly mixture and and crumble of the top.
  • Put in preheated oven 375F. and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Cook on rack. Cut into Bars or squares.


I have been making these bars for years. They have a great flavour and texture. I would have to say a bit like date bars. Easy to put together. It is great for lunches.

Categories: Cookies 

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