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Raspberry Bars

I was desperate for a "quick" dessert to go along with the chili and corn muffins we had for supper. So, I came to this page and picked out the Raspberry Bars recipe below, mainly because it looked quick and easy, and, I had all the ingredients.

Pan and Bar Cookies are probably my favorite kind of cookies, because you just mix it and spread it in a pan and bake. I think I first got hooked on Pan Cookies with the Toll House Pan Cookie Recipe. Plus having four kids, you never have enough cookies.

Raspberry Bars

  • 3/4 c. margarine
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. soda
  • 1 1/2 c. oatmeal (raw)
  • 1 10-oz. jar red raspberry preserves

Cream margarine and sugar; add dry ingredients. Mix well. Press half of the mixture into a greased 9x13-inch pan. Spread with preserves. Sprinkle with remaining crumbs. Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.
See the recipe: Raspberry Bars

Raspberry Bars in the pan

Raspberry Bars: This is what the Raspberry Bars looked like when I took it out of the oven. I waited for it to cool, cut it into squares, and ate one. It reminded me of the prepackaged fruit bars I had purchased at one time. I think it's a great recipe, and I would make it again.

Chinese Chews

  • Blend 1/2 cup sugar with 1/2 cup butter.
  • Add 2 eggs, 1 cup flour sifted with 1 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt.
  • Add 1 tablespoon hot water and 1 tsp vanilla.
  • Add 1 pkg finely cut dates. and 1/2 cup chopped nuts.

Spread into a well greased and floured pan. Bake 15 to 20 minutes at 350 F. Cool. Cut into squares and roll in powdered sugar.
Recipe from 1963

Fork Print Pan Cookies

  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tblsp soft butter
  • 1/2 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Grease a 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle lightly with flour and remove excess. Start oven 10 min before baking. Set at 300. Sift first 3 ingredients. Cream butter until smooth and shiny, add sugar and cream well. Add the half egg, beat until fluffy. Stir in vanilla, then flour and beat well.

Turn batter into pan and spread out with a spatula to even thickness and until top is smooth. Now draw a fork over dough to make straight, shallow lines, 1 1/2 inch apart. Go both ways in a criss cross pattern.

Bake 30 minutes or to a pale golden color. Remove from oven and immediately cut into 5 strips each way to obtain bars. Let cool in the pan or cake rack. Then remove carefully. Store in container with tight fitting cover. Makes 25 bars

York Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or orange juice

Cream the butter and sugar and add flour gradually. Beat up the egg, add the milk and mix together. Add the soda nutmeg, lemon or orange juice. Spread very thin on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sugar and bake at 375 until a golden brown. Cut into squares.

Candy Bar type cookie bars

Famous Candy Bars

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 6 cups corn flakes
  • 6 oz. milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 6 oz. chocolate chips

Heat sugar and syrup; boil 1 minute. Add peanut butter and stir well. In separate bowl, mix flakes and nuts; add syrup to coat. Pat into a 9x13 inch buttered pan. Melt all chips together and pour on top. Break or cut into pieces. Freezes well.
From 1997 Friedens Reformed United Church of Christ Tripp, SD recipe book pg 38

Baby Ruth Bars

  • 1 cup white syrup
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 (6 oz) package butter or vanilla chips
  • 1 cup salted Spanish peanuts
  • 1 (6 oz) package chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 6 cups corn flakes

Bring sugar and syrup to boil. Add peanut butter. Mix with peanuts and corn flakes. Spread into a 9x13 inch buttered pan. Melt chocolate chips and butter or vanilla chips and spread on top.
Recipe from 1997 Friedens Reformed United Church of Christ, Tripp, SD recipe book pg 33

Kit Kat Bars

  • Club Crackers
  • 2 cups crushed Graham Crackers
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup butter or oleo
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Line a 9x13 inch pan with Club Crackers. Boil crushed graham crackers, brown sugar, milk and butter for 5 minutes. Stir constantly.

Spread 1/2 onto crackers. Put another layer of crackers on top, then the remaining mixture. Top with another layer of crackers. Frost with melted chocolate chips and peanut butter.
Recipe from 1997 Friedens Reformed United Church of Christ, Tripp, SD recipe book pg 35

Bars made with crushed graham crackers

Yum-Yum Bars

  • 25 graham crackers, crushed fine
  • 1 cup nuts
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 can (15 oz) condensed sweet milk
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Mix all ingredients together. Spread in a greased and floured 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Cut into any size bars or squares as desired.
From 1997 Friedens Reformed United Church of Christ Tripp, SD recipe book pg 37

Wackie Bars

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups graham crackers crushed
  • 1 package chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups nuts
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 package butterscotch chips

Melt butter in a 9x13 inch pan. Add graham crackers, coconut, chips, and nuts. Drizzle milk over top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
From 1997 Friedens Reformed United Church of Christ Tripp, SD recipe book pg 37

See more graham cracker recipes Graham Cracker Recipes

Bar Cookie Crust

  • No stick cooking spray
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup cold margarine, cut in pieces
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 15x10x1 inch baking pan with cooking spray. In large bowl with mixer at medium speed, beat flour, margarine, sugar, and salt until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; press firmly and evenly into prepared pan. Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Note: I'm not sure what this recipe is. It seems to be a basic crust for a bar cookie. No topping was included.

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Bars with Fruit Fillings

Here's a recipe for Apple Bars

And a recipe for Cherry Streusel. Looks real easy to make.

Brownies Recipes

Here's a basic recipe for Brownies.

And here's a recipe for Buttermilk Brownies that has a frosting on top.

And here's a recipe for Applesauce Brownies

Chocolate Bar Cookies

This is a pan cookie recipe called Chocolate Indians.

A bar cookie recipe called Chocolate Crunch

Fudge Bars looks pretty easy to make.

Chip Nut Chews

This recipe called Chip Nut Chews is loaded with goodies!

Sour Cream and Raisin bars

Note to self: Try this recipe for Sour Cream and Raisins Bars.

Also see Sour Cream Cookies (here's the Sugar Cookie baking instructions)

Lemon Squares

Here's a recipe for Lemon Squares. The basic recipe, real easy to make.

Here's a variation called Lemon Coconut Squares.

Tips for Sending Cookies in the Mail

Prepare soft, moist cookies that can handle jostling rather than fragile, brittle cookies, that might crumble. Brownies and bar cookies are generally sturdy although avoid shipping those with moist fillings and frostings since they become sticky at room temperature. For the same reason, shipping anything with chocolate during the summer or to warm climates is also risky.

Bar cookies should be packed in layers the size of the container, or they can be sent in a covered foil pan as long as the pan is well cushioned inside the shipping box. For other cookies, wrap each type of cookie separately to retain flavors and textures. Cookies can also be wrapped back to back in pairs with either plastic wrap or foil. Place wrapped cookies as tightly as possible in snug rows inside a sturdy shipping box or container.

Fill the bottom of the shipping container with an even layer of packing material. Do not use popped popcorn or puffed cereal. Place crumbled waxed newspaper, newspaper or paper toweling between layers of wrapped cookies. Fill ant crevices with packing material like bubble wrap, and add a final layer at the top of the box.

Rice Krispie Bars with Chunky Peanut Butter and M&Ms

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