This recipe is another family favorite…..can you tell? The recipe card happens to be over 40 years old, now! I cannot believe it, but it’s true! It’s a mother-in-law recipe……a dear, sweet, loving and kind mother-in-law whom I miss dearly.
These bars are quick to whip up, and I have to say that I can never remember a time I had to throw any leftovers away. They are quick, simple, hearty and delicious!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- 1 C raisins
- 1 C water
- 1 C sugar
- 1 T flour
- 1 T butter
- 1 T vanilla
- 1 C brown sugar
- 1 c margarine
- 2½ C quick oatmeal
- 2 C flour
- 1 t. baking soda
- For filling:
- In a medium saucepan, add raisins, water and white sugar. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, until raisins become plump. Take off heat and add a T each of flour, vanilla and butter.
- While filling is cooking mix together in mixing bowl the brown sugar, margarine, oatmeal, flour and soda.
- Spread ½ oatmeal mixture in a 9 x 13 baking dish, sprayed with cooking spray. Spread/pour onto mixture the filling; spread the rest of oatmeal mixture over top of filling. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
Please notice the colorful potholders! I use these little treasures everyday as they are a special handmade gift from Olivia! 🙂