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Rum Raisin Bars

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 2 hr 45 min total time
  • 11 ingredients
  • 36 servings
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Make these extraordinary bars that are filled with flavor – rum, coconut, raisins, cherries plus Chex® cereal for crunch – mmmm good!

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

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

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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
30
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
6%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
15mg
4%
Sodium
95mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
19g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
10g
10%
Protein
1g
1%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
10%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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