These Old Fashioned Raisin Bars are easy to make and a great treat. Think delicious spice cake with raisins and maple glaze. It’s the toppings that take this raisin bar to the next level.
Old fashioned raisin bar with maple glaze
We love old-fashioned recipes, but this one wins. The recipe we found didn’t include the glaze, but this was our addition and we all agreed…the glaze is great. It brings out the exquisite flavors of spices and raisins. This recipe can also be made with simple ingredients.
- all purpose flour
- baking soda
- grand cinnamon
- ground clove
- Granulated sugar
- pecans or walnuts
It has a lot of wonderful spices and is very tasty with the addition of raisins. The raisins are always soaked in water, so they are plump and have the best texture. Many people don’t like raisins, but I’ve found that many people enjoy rolling raisins and adding them to baked goods.
Why do you love these bars?
One of the great things about these bars is that you don’t need a mixer. So you don’t have to wash your mixer, all you need is a spoon and you’re ready to go. We love simple recipes that require no cleanup, and this is one of them.Many old-fashioned recipes made without a blender are delicious like this. cake that does nothing. So simple and so many great reviews.
These bars are made with a 9×13 top and are perfect to bring to a gathering.If you want to make a smaller but similar recipe try this old fashioned raisin cake. This is also excellent because it is made in a bread mold.
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old fashioned raisin bar
This old-fashioned raisin bar recipe is one of our favorites with maple glaze.
Portion: 8 one serving
- 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tea spoon baking soda
- 1/2 tea spoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1 tea spoon allspice
- 1/2 tea spoon cloves
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup water
- 1 Butter sticks or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup crushed fruit pecans or walnuts
Raisin bar toppings:
- 2 tablespoon butter melted
- 1 tea spoon maple extract you can use vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup confectionery sugar
- Just enough milk to make it spreadable, or drizzle it over the raisin bar.
Combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves in a bowl.
Add raisins to 1 cup of water and heat on stove until boiling. Remove and add butter and sugar and stir until dissolved. (If you need to melt the butter and sugar, you can warm it back up on the stove.)
Stir into flour mixture with spoon. Add eggs and keep stirring until all ingredients are blended. Make sure the flour mixture is not hot when mixing the eggs.
Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. Spread the mixture over the pan.
Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Remove and cool. Add toppings below.
You will have 18-20 bars depending on the size you cut.
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