I think there are two types of people…those who like raisins in their oatmeal cookies and those who prefer chocolate chips…I happen to be the latter, so I wasn’t too sure about this one. I have learned something through all this baking though…to have an open mind!
These bars consist of two parts…the raisin filling made with raisins, sugar, and cornstarch and the oatmeal/almond cookie dough (made with a lot of butter 😂 ) that is used for the base and topping. Other than requiring some time to chill, these were very easy to make and get out to my tasters.
Many of us are in the chocolate camp, so I wasn’t sure how these would go over. I did make sure to let them know it wasn’t a layer of chocolate filling they were seeing haha and my son did thank me for the heads up 😂.
Surprisingly my son and I did like these, even with no chocolate and the rest of my tasters loved these…some loved them a lot!! I think they are a lot tastier than your average oatmeal raisin cookie and I really like the raisin jam…it worked!