Archive | July, 2014

Chewy Apricot Oat Bars

21 Jul

Chewy Apricot Oat Bars

 

Can be made with any combination of dried fruit and preserves.

Could also be make with chocolate chips and mini marshmallows…

 

Ingredients
1 1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup xylitol
1 tbsp molasses
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
6 tbsp butter, melted
3 tablespoons milk, water or juice
1 cup fruit preserves
20 dried apricots, diced
*1 cup packed brown sugar can be used instead of xylitol and molasses

 

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Lightly grease a 9×11″ pan.
Combine all ingredients except apricots and preserves. Mixture should hold together when pressed into a ball.
Use 2/3 of mixture and press into bottom of pan.
Combine dried fruit and preserves. Spread over oatmeal mixture.
Sprinkle remaining oat mixture over preserves.
Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to cool, then chill until firm.

Makes 24 squares

Nutritional Info (using xylitol, molasses and water options)
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 111.6
  • Total Fat: 3.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.8 mg
  • Sodium: 109.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 2.1 g
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