Hermit Bars

1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup molasses
1 & 1/2 cup flour
¾ tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
½ C chopped nuts
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 tsp salt
Confectioners sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cream shortening and brown sugar until fluffy; blend in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add molasses; beat well. Stir together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Stir into creamed mixture and beat well. Stir in raisins and nuts. Spread into greases 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 – 30 minutes. Cool slightly; sift powdered sugar over the top. Cool thoroughly; cut into bars.

Makes 32 bars.


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