We’re sure you remember that wonderful and comforting smell of raisin and spice bar from the kitchen. Well, today, on April 5, it is National Raising and Spice Bar Day. This is a great day to make your own bars. There are many variations of recipes you can use for making raisin and spice bars. Some of them date back many years. But the most common is a bar made with cinnamon, allspice, raisins and chopped pecans or walnuts.If you’re eager to make your own bars, combine 1 cup of raising with 2 cups of water. Bring them to boil and cook for 10 minutes. Remove raisins from heat and add 1 tsp of baking soda.Cream 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of butter in mixing bowl, add an egg and 1/2 tsp of salt. Combine 1 3/4 cups of flour and spices (cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, ground cloves), stir with raisins and egg mixture. Bake batter in a greased pan for 35 minutes in the oven preheated to 350 degrees.Cool down the cake and cut it into bars. You will have 32 tasty raisin and spice bars perfect to celebrate today’s holiday.