Just in to deliver an oatmeal-y, granola-y, nutty, fruity type bar recipe to you today. Mimi made them and they were a hit.
They're great to put in the lunch box, for an after school snack, a mid-morning snack, a midnight snack….wherever you deem fit.
I keep mine in the refrigerator but you can store them in an airtight container, unrefrigerated, for up to a week.
Here's our recipe:
Cranberry Apricot Oatmeal Bars
3 C oats (Mimi used old fashioned oats)
1/2 C dried cranberries
1/2 C dried apricots, diced
1/4 C sunflower seeds
1/2 C walnuts, chopped
2/3 C brown sugar
1/2 C melted butter
1 t cinnamon
1 C boiling water
Preheat oven to 400℉. generously spray a 9x13" baking dish with non-stick baking spray.
In a large bowl, combine all of your ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Press mixture into your prepared baking dish. Precut your your pressed mixture into bars or squares (makes cutting much easier after baking). Bake bars for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and draw a sharp knife through your previously cut lines. Let cool and enjoy!