These are one of my sisters favorites ( another favorite are Buckeyes).
These are easy to make and great gift for Christmas
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup molasses
3 cups flour
1/2 cup warm water
1 tsp. soda
1 cup raisins
1 tsp. each ground cinnamon and cloves
Mix the raisins,baking soda and warm water in a seperate bowl to plump up the raisins. While they are plumping up, in a separate cream butter and sugar together. Add the rest of the ingredients together.
Spread on a 12x18 pan Bake in oven for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. When cooled cut into bars.