MagPad Dinner Table

MagPad Dinner Table

Friday, September 26, 2008

Raisin Squares

Boil 1 cup raisins in 1 1/2 cup water for 8 minutes. There should be 3/4 c. liquid left.

Beat with beaters: 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup shortening, 2 eggs

Add: 2 cups plus 2 Tbs flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
Liquid from raisins

Put on greased 10 x 15 jelly roll pan.
Bake at 375 degrees for 8 – 10 minutes.


1 TBS margarine. Melt on stove top. Put in 2 Tbs milk. Add enough powdered sugar to desired consistency. Add vanilla or almond or lemon flavoring. Pour glaze over raisin squares immediately after they come out of the oven.

This is a recipe my mom got 30+ years ago from Rhea Rader. It is one of my favorite. I often make raisin squares when it is Scott's turn to bring treats for their morning administrator meeting.


Harvey and Rebecca said...

Hi Kathleen!

I remember this recipe from Rhea Rader! Wow - that's so fun- I haven't seen this recipe in years! I'm going to have to make a batch of these squares for Harvey. I absolutely love raisin squares!!

Thanks for sharing it!

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I'm Rachel's friend from G7. I used a variation of your recipe and it worked great. I didn't have shortening so I used margarine and I didn't have a roll pan so I used a loaf pan and I had golden raisins on hand. It was tasty :o)