Robb's Mincemeat Bars
9-oz pkg condensed mincemeat
Powder sugar (optional)
For filling, in a saucepan bring water to boiling. Add mincemeat;
reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 3 minutes, stirring often. Cool.
In a large bowl beat shortening with an electric mixer on medium
speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add granulated sugar, beating till
fluffy. Beat in molasses. Add flour; beat till combined. Use a
wooden spoon to stir in oats.
Press one/half of the oatmeal mixture onto the bottom of a greased
9x9x2-inch baking pan. Spread mincemeat filling onto oatmeal
mixture. Drop remaining mixture by teaspoonsfuls onto filling. Bake
in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes or till light brown. Cool in the
pan on a wire rack. If desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut
into diamonds or bars. Makes 24 servings.