1/2 cup butter, softened 2/3 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup flour 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 cups quick or old fashioned oats 1 cup chopped walnuts 1 cup raisins 1/2 cup raspberry preserves
Heat oven to 375°.
Combine butter, brown sugar and vanilla, beat until well combined. Add flour and baking soda, mix well. Stir in oats and walnuts. Reserve 1 cup oat mixture for topping. Press remaining oat mixture into 8 inch square pan.
Combine raisins and raspberry preserves. Spread raisin mixture to within 1/2 inch of edges. Sprinkle with reserved oat mixture, press lightly.
Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pans, cut in bars.