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Carrot Raisin Bars

--------------------------------BOTTOM LAYER--------------------------------
1/2 c Butter
1/2 c Sugar
1 c Flour
---------------------------------TOP LAYER---------------------------------
2 Eggs
1 c Carrots, grated
1 c Brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 c Raisins
1/2 c Nuts, chopped
1 t Lemon juice
2 T Flour
1/2 t Baking powder
1 ds Salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the flour and mix well. Form into a ball, then press it down into a uniform layer in a 8-inch square baking pan. Bake until golden brown (about 15 minutes).
Combine ingredients for top layer, mixing well. When bottom layer is done, pour on top and spread evenly. Bake for 25 minutes.
* Chewy carrot raisin and nut bars -- This is from "The Carrot Cookbook," by Audra and Jack Hendrickson. As they say, this recipe is beta-carotene rich. In any case, they are a tasty treat. Serves 4-6.
Ships well for gifts and the like. Doesn't easily break or dry out.

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