Chewy Hermit Bars
A New England classic, these Chewy Hermit Bars are the perfect dessert to bake this holiday season. Similar to a blondie bar texture, these bars have a warm, spicy, sweet taste similar to that of gingerbread.
Servings: 9 bars
9 x 9 casserole dish
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground clove if you use extract use 4 drops only
- 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1 stick butter unsalted
- 1 cup light brown sugar packed
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup unsulfured molasses
- 3/4 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 375 degrees f.
Line a 9 x 9 Pyrex with parchment paper with at least a 2" overhang for easy removal.
Spray the parchment paper with nonstick spray.
In a stand mixer add softened butter, and brown sugar and beat until fluffy.
Add in the egg, and molasses.
Once they are combined, add in the flour, spices, and baking soda.
Mix until combined at medium speed. The dough will be very sticky.
Once combined, fold in the raisins by hand.
Spray a rubber spatula with nonstick spray before spreading dough into the parchment-lined Pyrex.
Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bars comes out clean. Keep in mind these are moist and chewy so will have a slightly wet appearance despite being fully-baked.
Nutritional values my differ and are meant to be a guide.
These store well for up to 1 week according to my family. I have never tried this and already am out of bars! They did not last long at all!
Serving: 1bar | Calories: 358.5cal | Carbohydrates: 62.36g | Protein: 4.16g | Fat: 11.18g | Saturated Fat: 6.73g | Cholesterol: 50.43mg | Sodium: 299.77mg | Potassium: 312.06mg | Fiber: 1.87g | Sugar: 30.84g | Vitamin A: 347.78IU | Vitamin C: 0.65mg | Calcium: 58.31mg | Iron: 2.45mg