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Monday, October 12, 2009

Fall Festival Recipe Exchange!

Amy over at My Friend Amy's blog (http://www.myfriendamysblog.com/2009/10/fall-festival-recipe-exchange.html ) is holding a Fall Festival Recipe Exchange, so I thought I'd join in and throw this out there! Be sure to go over and see all the yummy recipes people have posted!

I always knew it was fall when my mom began making these spice bar cookies for my dad. He loved them! I have the jellyroll pan she made them in!

Saucepan Raisin Spice Bars

· 1 cup raisins, golden or dark
· 1 cup water
· 1/2 cup vegetable oil
· 1 cup sugar
· 1 egg, slightly beaten
· 1 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
· 1/4 teaspoon salt
· 1 teaspoon soda
· 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
· 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
· 1 teaspoon ground allspice
· dash ground cloves
· 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Combine raisins and water in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in oil; cool to lukewarm. Stir in the sugar and beaten egg. Sift together dry ingredients; with a wooden spoon beat into the raisin mixture. Stir in chopped nuts. Pour into a greased and floured 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake at 375° for 18 to 24 minutes. Cool in pan then cut into bars.

Makes about 24 bars.

These last no time at all, so be prepared to make a couple of batches! And man, does the house smell good as they are cooking!

Enjoy, ya'll! ( I think I just channeled Paula Deen for a minute....)


Joanne said...

Hi, Sharon! Your spice bar recipe sounds divine. I'm not a big baker, but during the fall I do enjoy having something yummy smelling in the oven (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice,& clove...heaven!) And I'm sure yours taste extra-good because they're made in your mom's jellyroll pan! ;)

Thanks for the recipe!

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

Thanks Joanne, yes they do make the house smell good!

Petty Witter said...

Normally a disaster in the kitchen, these sound easy enough to make - easy but so yummy sounding, I might give them a try.

heidenkind said...

That sounds good! I think I even have all of the ingredients on hand... :)