An eye-catching treat. Great for special occasions or after school snacks.

Kathy

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
32
Yield:
32 bars
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a small bowl, pour the rum over the raisins and set aside. Grease a 9x9 inch baking pan.

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  • In a medium bowl, cream the sugar and butter. Add the egg and mix until fluffy. Sift together the flour and baking powder. Add this alternately to the egg mixture with the milk. Mix until blended, then fold in raisins.

  • Spread the batter evenly in the greased pan and bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

  • While the raisin bars are baking, in a smaller bowl, stir together the 2 tablespoons of butter with the confectioners' sugar. Add the remaining rum and stir until smooth.

  • When the bars come out of the oven, let them cool slightly, then spread the icing evenly over the top. Cut into 32 bars.

Nutrition Facts

75 calories; protein 0.8g 2% DV; carbohydrates 9.1g 3% DV; fat 3.8g 6% DV; cholesterol 15.5mg 5% DV; sodium 36.5mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2006
Wonderful recipe especially if you like rum. Letting these bars sit overnight (well wrapped) brings out the rum flavor - yummy. Thanks. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/07/2006
More like a cake than a bar cookie. I kept waiting for it to brown and only did around the edges. Good flavor and love the icing but overall was disappointed. The recipe is written in such a way that it does not define what the icing is and what ingredients go into the bar - I could figure it out just think it should be defined better. Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2006
Wonderful recipe especially if you like rum. Letting these bars sit overnight (well wrapped) brings out the rum flavor - yummy. Thanks. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
These are fabulous. Very easy to make and they have a very light cake texture. Just the right amount of rum and raisins for a great tasting combo. Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
12/07/2006
More like a cake than a bar cookie. I kept waiting for it to brown and only did around the edges. Good flavor and love the icing but overall was disappointed. The recipe is written in such a way that it does not define what the icing is and what ingredients go into the bar - I could figure it out just think it should be defined better. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2003
Very tasty..the glaze also would be great with poundcake. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2015
I used gluten free flour for this. When making the glaze i added 2 T extra powdered sugar so the butter could blend in. These are great tasting bars! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2018
I made this to give to my rum-loving stepdad who isn't a big fan of sweets. He loved it! Definitely a strong rum taste but they were delicious. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/29/2018
I was worried that the rum flavor would be too strong but it was just right. That said while I liked the cake it's definitely missing something. Needs a spice or something to take it from good to great. I'll play with the recipe and see if I can't figure out what it needs to take it up to 5 stars. Read More