Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Natalie's amazing fruity oatmeal bars!

Natalie brought these to the ranch for our girls' night out and they were to die for!! I can't wait to try them with other dried fruits. We talked about dried blueberries, apricots, craisins, cherries or dates. Natalie's had cherry. I'll be making them with blueberries very soon!

Crust:

3 cups flour
3 cups of oats (Natalie used quick-oats)
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 1/4 cups brown sugar

Add: 2 cups melted butter (and you wonder why they are so good!)

Sift the dry ingredients and then mix in the butter. Press half of the dough into a cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes at 350°.

Prepare the filling:
Put 2 - 3 cups of dried fruit in a saucepan with 1 1/4 cup water. Bring to a boil then add 1/2 cup white sugar mixed with 2 tbsp. cornstarch. Pour the filling over the hot crust. Crumble the remaining cookie crust over the top. Make for thirty more minutes.

OH MY!! ENJOY!!

1 comment:

Gabriel said...

Very nice. I have also a site for recipes for cooking, but you have to translate the Google translate. I am from Slovakia.
http://www.irecepty.com