From The Modern Family Cookbook
1 cup all purpose flour
¼ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt, scant
¼ cup cocoa
¼ cup shortening
¼ cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ cup milk
2/3 cup raisins (*we have used all nuts…which of course we know are healthy, or you could use a combination of nuts and raisins)
Sift the one cup of flour, measure and resift with baking powder, salt and cocoa.
Cream shortening and butter. Add sugar and continue creaming until mixed well.
Add beaten eggs and vanilla and mix well.
Add the sifted dry ingredients alternately with the milk, stirring well after each addition. Add raisins (or nuts or nut/raisin combination).
Pour into a 9 x 12 inch greased baking pan. Bake in a 350° for about 25 minutes.
Allow to cool 10 – 15 minutes and then cut into desired bar size.