1/2 c Butter or margarine 1/4 c (4 Tbs) honey 1/4 c Sugar 4 c Oatmeal, uncooked 1 c Raisins (optional)
Melt shortening. Add honey and sugar. Add oatmeal (and raisins) quickly before sugar dissolves completely. Blend well and press into a buttered 9x13" pan. Bake at 400 F for 8 - 10 min. Cut into squares while still slightly warm but don't remove from pan until they are firm.
Variation: Dribble 3/4 c or less of melted chocolate chips over crunchies while they are still warm.