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Hermit Bars




  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  2. In a bowl whisk together the flour, the baking soda, the salt, the cinnamon, the nutmeg and the cloves.
  3. In another bowl with an electric mixer cream the butter with the brown sugar, beat in the egg, and beat in the molasses.
  4. Add the flour mixture, beating the mixture until it is just combined, and stir in the raisins and the walnuts.
  5. Spread the mixture in prepared baking pan.
  6. Bake in the middle of the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a tester comes clean.
  7. Let the mixture cool completely in the pan on a rack, then cut it into 24 bars.


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