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Raisinet Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Raisinet Oatmeal Cookie Bars

There are two groups of people: the ones that like raisins and the ones that don’t

I am in the pro-raisin camp.

And therefore I definitely love chocolate covered raisins.

I’m actually confused by the non-raisin people. Raisins are so sweet!!!! I am all about things that are sweet and healthy. Like oatmeal cookies must be infinitely better for you than all other cookies because oats are good for your heart so it automatically cancels out butter and sugar. #science

So I made the mistake of grocery-shopping-while-starving the other day and I spied some Raisinets on sale near the cash register. I NEVER SEE RAISINETS!!!!!!! So of course I grabbed them because we all know that a small handful of candy will completely quell your hunger until you get home with the groceries which is why they place it at the cash register. Duh.

It was on the way home that I decided the Raisinets needed to be in cookies.

Raisinet Oatmeal Cookie BarsI took my never-fail favorite oatmeal cookie recipe and pressed it into a 9 X 9 pan to make big fat oatmeal cookie bars. Bar cookies are WAY faster than regular cookies because you don’t have to watch the oven every 9 minutes, but if you would prefer regular cookies this recipe is perfect for those too.

I found a big bag of Dark Chocolate Raisinets that I used for these cookie bars. If you do not love Raisinets you could go for pretty much anything here. Chocolate chips would be the easiest thing. But if you find yourself with loads of snack-sized candy bars laying around those would be really delicious.

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Raisinet Oatmeal Cookie Bars
 
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Big chewy oatmeal cookie bars loaded with Dark Chocolate Raisinets!
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Serves: 16-25 big fat cookie bars
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1½ cups Raisinets
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350. You can line a 9 X 9 pan with parchment paper and butter it (makes removing the bars extra easy) or you can just lightly butter the pan.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugars until they are fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat on medium until combined. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until the dry is incorporated with the wet.
  3. Stir in the oats, then stir in the Raisinets.
  4. Press the dough into the prepared pan and bake for 30-40 minutes. The top will be golden and the bars will be thick. A pick inserted into the center will come out mostly clean (some moist cookie bits will cling). Let the bars cool before slicing into 4 or 5 rows.

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Raisinets Oatmeal Cookie Bars Recipe

Wednesday 30th of July 2014

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Carmen B. Sanchez

Friday 18th of October 2013

My! I'm going to a women's conference this evening, but meeting some friends before then. I decided to make this cookies so they have something to snack on tonight in their room. They were easy to make. Look great, smelled so good! and.... I couldn't help myself, taste wonderful!!!! After all, I had to make sure my gift was tasty! :) I love cranberries, so that's what I used instead of raisinets. Yumminess!! Thank you for this keeper of a recipe.

Heather

Friday 18th of October 2013

Thank you so much Carmen!! Cranberries sound like a great substitute! So glad you liked them :)

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

Sunday 13th of October 2013

Perfect oatmeal cookie bars! I love the Raisinets addition, as I can't get enough of them! Definitely will be snacking on these!

Heather

Monday 14th of October 2013

Thanks Pamela!!!

Deanna

Saturday 12th of October 2013

Just made these for dessert tonight and they are wonderful! We used organic jumbo raisins instead of raisinettes and they are so good. Thoroughly satisfied my craving for oatmeal cookies. Thank you!!!

Heather

Saturday 12th of October 2013

Yay! That makes me so so happy! Thanks for the feedback Deanna! :)

Rachael

Saturday 12th of October 2013

I am definitely pro-raisin...but what is a raisinet?! Love a bit of oatmeal and raisin action - yum!

Heather

Saturday 12th of October 2013

WHAT IS A RAISINET???!!! Now I know what I need to send in my next package! Chocolate covered raisins. That's what they are!