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Raisin Cinnamon Bars

I've been making these simple iced bars for more than 40 years. They're easy to prepare for dessert or as a sweet treat with a cup of coffee. -Jean Morgan of Roscoe, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    1-1/2 dozen, 18 servings, 1 per serving

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup hot brewed coffee
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons water

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine butter and brown sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg. Gradually beat in coffee. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to the coffee mixture until blended. Stir in raisins and pecans.
  • Transfer to a 13x9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until edges begin to pull away from the sides of the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile for icing, in a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough water to achieve spreading consistency. Spread over warm bars.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 158 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 112mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.
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  • debpenns
    Nov 23, 2019

    these where amazing! the flavor of the raisins and the favors come through they our delicious debp VFE

  • lorraine40
    Aug 10, 2015

    Iced these with almond flavored icing and wow, these are the exact bars I grew up with that Mom always made for the holidays and never wrote down the recipe. Have tried many recipes but this one is the one. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.