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Rum Raisin Bars

Make these extraordinary bars that are filled with flavor – rum, coconut, raisins, cherries plus Chex® cereal for crunch – mmmm good!

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 36
 

Ingredients

1/2
cup rum
1
cup golden raisins
2 1/4
cups Wheat Chex® or Multi-Bran Chex® cereal
1
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4
cup water
1
egg
1 3/4
cups all-purpose flour
1
cup shredded coconut
1/2
cup coarsely chopped well-drained maraschino cherries
1
teaspoon baking soda

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Steps

  • 1 In medium bowl, pour rum over raisins; let stand 1 hour. Drain, reserving rum if desired.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray with cooking spray or grease 13x9-inch pan. Crush cereal. (To easily crush cereal, place in plastic bag or between sheets of waxed paper, and crush with rolling pin.)
  • 3 In large bowl, stir brown sugar, butter, water (or 1/4 cup reserved rum) and egg until blended. Stir in cereal, raisins and remaining ingredients. Spread in pan.
  • 4 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows. Store tightly covered.
  • 1 In medium bowl, pour rum over raisins; let stand 1 hour. Drain, reserving rum if desired.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray with cooking spray or grease 13x9-inch pan. Crush cereal. (To easily crush cereal, place in plastic bag or between sheets of waxed paper, and crush with rolling pin.)
  • 3 In large bowl, stir brown sugar, butter, water (or 1/4 cup reserved rum) and egg until blended. Stir in cereal, raisins and remaining ingredients. Spread in pan.
  • 4 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows. Store tightly covered.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Use orange juice instead of the rum – it creates a bit different flavor but it’s just as delicious.

A food-storage plastic bag makes quick work of crushing cereal. Fold or close the open end and squeeze with your hands or roll a can of food over the bag to crush.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
95mg
95%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.