Black Currant Bars

  • Type: Dessert
  • Time: 60 min
  • Servings: 12


  • 1 1/2 Cup frozen CurrantC™ Black Currants, thawed
  •  1 Cup sugar
  •  3/4 Cups water
  •  1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  •  3/4 Cups butter, melted
  •  2 eggs
  •  1 Cup rolled oats
  •  3/4 Cups packed light brown sugar
  •  1 Teaspoon ground ginger
  •  1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the CurrantC™ Black Currants, white sugar, and water.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally until all of the Black Currants have popped, and the mixture is thick, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, and set aside to cool.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, melted butter, and eggs.
  • Stir in the oats, brown sugar, ginger and cinnamon.
  • Set aside about 1 1/2 cups of the mixture, and spread the rest into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • Pack down to form a solid crust, getting it as even as possible.
  • Spread the cooled Black Currant mixture over the crust.
  • Pinch off pieces of the remaining mixture and place evenly over the Black Currant layer.


  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top is lightly browned.
  • Cool in the pan for 1 hour before slicing into bars.