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Rum-Raisin Bars

Make these extraordinary bars that are filled with flavor – rum, coconut, raisins, cherries plus Chex® cereal for crunch – mmmm good!

Prep Time:15 min
Start to Finish:2 hr 45 min
Makes:36 bars

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Wheat Chex®Multi-bran Chex®
1/2cup rum
1cup golden raisins
2 1/4cups Wheat Chex® or Multi-Bran Chex® cereal
1cup packed brown sugar
1/2cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4cup water
1 3/4cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1cup shredded coconut
1/2cup coarsely chopped well-drained maraschino cherries
1teaspoon baking soda
Use orange juice instead of the rum – it creates a bit different flavor but it’s just as delicious.
A food-storage plastic 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.
Preparation Directions
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.
Nutritional Information
1 Bar: Calories 460 (Calories from Fat 170); Total Fat 19g (Saturated Fat 12g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 210mg; Sodium 980mg; Total Carbohydrate 40g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 20g); Protein 32% Daily Value*: Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 10%; Iron 60Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 4 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 2 1/2 MyPyramid Servings: 1/2 c Dairy, 1 tsp Fats & Oils 
*% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.