Rum-Raisin Bars

Rum-Raisin Bars

Why wait for the holidays to make a flavor favorite? Rum-Raisin Bars are easy enough to make for a weeknight treat.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

2:45

Hrs:Mins

Makes

36

bars

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 Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1
cup shredded coconut
1/2
cup coarsely chopped well-drained maraschino cherries
1
teaspoon baking soda
  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.
Makes 36 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
Use orange juice for the rum. You’ll get a slightly different but yummy flavor.
How-To
A plastic food-storage 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:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 120
    • (Calories from Fat 30),
  • Total Fat 3 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 95mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 19g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 10g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.