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Old-Fashioned Chocolate Raisin Bars

Yields1 Serving

Tested Recipe!

 1 cup raisins
 1 cup water
  cup shortening
 1 cup sugar
 1 egg
 1 ½ cups flour
 1 tsp baking soda
 1 tsp cinnamon
 ½ tsp allspice
 ¼ tsp salt
  tsp cloves
 ½ cup chopped walnuts
 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips12 oz.

Preheat oven to 375°F.


In small saucepan, combine raisins and water; bring to boil. Remove from heat and stir in shortening; cool at room temperature (about 10 minutes). Transfer to large bowl; stir in sugar and egg.


In small bowl, combine flour, soda, cinnamon, allspice, salt, and cloves. Gradually add dry ingredients to egg mixture. Stir in walnuts.


Spread in greased 15"x10"x1" baking pan. Sprinkled with chocolate chips. Bake 2 minutes. Remove from oven and swirl with knife to marbleize chocolate. Bake at 375°F. for 15 minutes.


Cool and cut into 2x1-1/2" bars. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar, if desired.
Yield: 50 bars