fruit & oatmeal bars

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (540)
1 tsp baking powder (5)
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups oats (450)
1/2 cup packed Splenda blend brown sugar — yes, I stooped that low (420)
1 3/4 sticks lite butter (1400)
1 jar of sugarless fruit preserves (210)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all ingredients except preserves.
  3. Spray a small pan (I used 11×7) with cooking spray, and press in half of the mixture.
  4. Spread the jar of preserves.  I used raspberry for one batch (above) and boysenberry for the other (below).
  5. Sprinkle second half of the mixture over the top and pat lightly.
  6. Bake for 30 – 40 minutes or until light brown.
  7. Let it cool completely (I stuck it in the freezer).

Total: 3025 calories (12 pieces)
Per serving: 250 calories
To be honest: I tried to cut the calories, but the butter did me in. It ended up a lot crumblier than I thought, and 1 out of the 10-ish people who tried it noticed the Splenda substitute. Tastes great if you microwave a piece for about 8 seconds! And raspberry > boysenberry.

The Pioneer Woman


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