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Take-A-Break Bars

Take-A-Break BarsChewy oatmeal and peanut butter cookie bars spiced with cinnamon and laden with dried fruits and chopped peanuts. Take a break, relax and enjoy a great tasting, energy-loaded snack bar.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
1 1/2 cups chopped mixed dried fruit
2/3 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
1/3 cup chopped peanuts
6 large eggs
2/3 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chunk-style peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions:

  1. In medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt, if desired. Stir in fruit, oatmeal and peanuts. Set aside. In large bowl, beat together eggs, sugar, peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. Stir in reserved flour mixture.
  2. Pour into greased 11 x 7 x 1 1/2-inch baking pan.
  3. Bake in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Cut into 12 bars. Remove from pan. Cool on wire rack.

Makes 12 bars.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the American Egg Board (AEB) and Egg Nutrition Center (ENC).