California Gold Bars

California Gold Bars

 


Raisin-studded gold bars for a quick treat.
INGREDIENTS
2 cups California golden raisins, chopped
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups quick oats, uncooked
Cinnamon Icing
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1-1/2 tablespoons milk
PROCEDURE
Combine raisins, sugar, cornstarch and water in saucepan. Stir over medium heat until thickened. Set aside to cool. Meanwhile, cream butter and sugar. Sift together flour, soda and salt. Stir into creamed mixture. Add oats and 1 tablespoon water . Mix until crumbly. Firmly press half of mixture into greased 13x9-inch pan. Spread with raisin filling. Pat on remaining crumb mixture. Bake at 350°F for 40 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool.
For icing, mix sifted powdered sugar with cinnamon. Stir in milk until consistency for drizzling. Drizzle on bars.
Yields: 30 bars