Thursday, August 13, 2009

Honey bars recipe - 20th Vintage Recipe Thursday

Vintage Recipe Thursday is meant to preserve your own original vintage family recipes, or out-of-print, copyright-free recipes from old cookbooks, magazines, newspapers. You're invited! Get the details by clicking to the Vintage Recipe Thursday Homepage. I post recipes from the Searchlight Recipe Book, first published in 1931. My 16th printing is from 1943. What will you post?


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We have already collected well over 100 scrumptious, vintage recipes in the last 19 weeks, thanks to all those who have participated to keep these recipes from being forgotten. Many have been tried-and-true family heirlooms, the rest were from old cookbooks or vintage magazines. If you haven't taken a look at our long list of recipes lately, you should click over to the Vintage Recipe Thursday homepage where I've added each one by week and name for easy reference. They are just a click away for all of us to use in our own kitchens and serve at the dinner table for a whole new generation to enjoy.

Here's a very easy recipe for honey bars. It needs no cooking or baking, so it's great to make on hot summer days. It's also great for an energy boost if you go hiking or participate in marathons. You can add some salt if you are going to use it to replenish minerals lost during physical exertion .

Honey Bars Recipe
2 cups raisins
1 cup mixed nuts
1/4 cup honey
Shredded coconut (optional -- enough for rolling)
Grind raisins and nuts. Mix with honey and press 1/2 inch think into a baking sheet. Cover, and place weight on top for 24 hours. Cut in bars. Roll in white or colored shredded coconut.

I'm trying out McKlinky. In the next few weeks, please let me know whether you like it and how it's working for you, or if you prefer the way I was doing it manually. Thanks.

Be sure to leave a link to your participating recipe in McKlinky, rather than just to your main blog, and let us know what your recipe is.


  1. I just found your meme -
    I've been missing something good, I see!

    Thank you for hosting.

  2. Glad you found me. Great first post with your 1950s chocolate potato cake recipe. Thank you for participating!

  3. Just found your blog through Grandmother wrens blog. I would like to like up with you next week.

  4. love the honey bars! When my bees are ready with their next batch of honey, I am going to save way more for myself - then I can try some of these great honey recipes :-)

  5. Grampy: That's wonderful. I'm looking forward to your participation and recipes.

    Gudrun: Your own bees -- how exciting! I've been thinking about getting my own hive too. I love bees for whatever reason and they need to be protected these days. The honey would be a huge bonus, too.

  6. love your old fashioned sweet and here is the recipe for a great sweet my momma used to make each year sorry I missed the time to submit


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