Pack Animal Magazine

Grandma’s Trail Bars (Cinnamon Raisin Oat Triangles)

by Alexa Metrick, Editor (Spring 2013)

My grandmother was an incredible woman. She was also a magician in the kitchen, and friends and family still request her meals by name (i.e. “Will you be bringing your grandma’s ham loaves/your grandma’s strawberry shortcake/your grandma’s trail bars?”)

Makes 18 cookies
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup raisins
1/4 cup apple jelly
Cinnamon Icing (blend 1/2 cup powdered sugar with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 2 teaspoons milk to make a thin icing.)

  1. Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and soda; mix well.
  2. Stir in butter until evenly mixed.
  3. Remove 1 cup crumb mixture; set aside.
  4. Pat remaining mixture into greased 9-inch square pan.
  5. Combine raisins and jelly; toss with reserved crumb mixture.
  6. Sprinkle over layer in pan.
  7. Bake at 350º for 30 minutes (until edges are golden brown).
  8. While warm, cut into nine 3-inch squares.
  9. Cut each square diagonally to make triangles.
  10. Cool in pan.
  11. Drizzle with Cinnamon Icing.