M-M-M-M-M-M Mumbles Recipe - Allrecipes.com

M-M-M-M-M-M Mumbles

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"Favorite family cookie bar with yummy raisin filling... (don't really know where it came from, but we've been using it for 30-plus years)"

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Original recipe makes 11 x 13 inch pan Change Servings


  1. To Make Filling: Cook over low heat the raisins, sugar, cornstarch, water and lemon juice. Stir until thickened, about 5 minutes. Cool.
  2. Mix butter with sugar, add salt, baking soda, and flour, then oats. Press half of the mixture onto a greased pan (13x9x2"). Spread on filling. Pat remaining crumbs on top.
  3. Press half of the mixture onto a greased pan (13x9x2 inches). Spread on filling. Pat remaining crumbs on top. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) 20-30 minutes. Cut into bars.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 19, 2002

Only thing I found to be slightly different is that it took the raisin filling only about a minute plus to start to thicken. I use a gas oven, so perhaps that has something to do with it. I felt like it needed more liquid, so I fudged and added a 1/4 blackberry wine. ;-) This is such a hit with the family, I don't think I'll get a chance to try it the right way! Great recipe, thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 22, 2006

These are ok but I wouldn't go crazy over them. The bottom/topping was really dry so they're very crumbly and a bit messy to eat. I'll eat them myself but wouldn't serve to company.


13 Ratings

Mar 25, 2003

This cookie was very good but we felt it had too many raisons so I decreased the recipe to 1 1/2 cups raisons and now we are enjoying them often.

Sep 12, 2007

I would like to rate this four and one-half stars. The only problem is that the topping comes out a little too dry. I have made them according to the directions. I have made them , adding dried apricots to the raisins..another time, orange marmalade...another, apricot preserves. I just made up a batch , dividing the butter in half with peanut butter. It gave it a nice "light" peanut butter taste ( and I did use the raisin filling. Maybe next time, with the peanut butter, Strawberry Preserves ? ) In place of the raisins, I would try figs...This would be the closest to the old favotite cookies " Fig Newtons".

Nov 19, 2002

These were a major hit with my children, my uncle and everyone else. Yummy! The first time I made it, I had 3 requests for the recipe.

Oct 31, 2011

I made this for a work potluck and it got rave reviews! A really great fall treat! I did modify it a little bit. For the filling, I only used 1/4C white sugar. I used apple cider instead of water, and replaced the lemon juice (which I didn't have) with apple cider vinegar. Also, I used about half golden raisins and half regular raisins and I think it really made a difference! Just sweet enough! Oh, and since everyone said it was getting too crumbly, I sprayed a little apple cider on the base layer after pressing it into the pan. It was still a bit crumbly, but it stayed together enough for people to pick it up with their hands and take a bite. Great recipe!

Dec 19, 2005

Really liked the raisin filling, but did not care for the crust.

Aug 21, 2005

I added half-2/3 cupful of crashed walnut and it tasted wonderful. I personally want the dough to be less sweeter, so next time I will use less sugar. But this one tasted pretty great considering it was really easy to make :) Thanks for sharing!


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  • Calories
  • 202 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.3 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 6.2 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 120 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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