Saturday, April 3, 2010

Oatmeal Craisin Bars.

Two weeks ago was the last time that I had to bake for my church's Lenten Fish Fries. While I usually don't try new recipes for that occasion I decided to do so this - with the disclaimer that I would make two pans of the bars and keep one for taste testing. There is no taste testing involved in the ones that go to church this was my only way!

And the result? I think Gary is glad I made a pan for home! These bars are sweet yet tart - giving them a nice flavor. The perfect treat for the occasional non-chocolate lover you run into!

Cranberry & Oatmeal Bars
[recipe adapted from Angry Asian Creations]
1 cup softened butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup plus 2Tbl all purpose flour, divided
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups craisins
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg, lightly beatened
1 tsp vanilla

In large mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Combine oats and 1 1/2 cup flour (all purpose and whole wheat). Add to butter/sugar mixture until blended. Reserve 1 1/2 cup for topping. Pressing remaining crumb mixture into ungreased 9x13 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

In a large bowl, combine craisins, sour cream, sugar, egg, vanilla and remaining flour. Spread over crust. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture. Bake 20-25 minutes, cool, and serve. Refrigerate any leftovers.

These would be a good addition to your Easter buffet! What else do you plan to eat on Easter? Please tell!

1 comment:

Nicole said...

Oh man those look so good! I just love craisins! I'm going to have to come back to this recipe and try it out when i don't have so many leftovers in the house :)