Chewy Oatmeal Spice Bars
Chewy, cinnamon-spiced oat cookie bars laced with raisins or other dried fruits.
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup apple butter or apple sauce
1 large egg
2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
3 cups quick or old fashioned oats
1 cup raisins or diced dried mixed fruit
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
- Beat together sugars and butter until well blended. Add apple butter, egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; mix well. Stir in oats and raisins; mix well. (Dough will be moist.)
- Press dough onto bottom of baking pan.
- Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely in pan. Store in tightly covered container.
Makes 32 bars.