Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Oatmeal Apple Bars

This was another bar cookie I recently tried. It didn't last any time at all. Everyone who tried it loved it.

OATMEAL APPLE BARS

Crust/Topping:

1 cup flour
1 cup quick oats
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine (or butter)

Filling:

2 to 3 apples, shredded (2 cups shredded; they needn't be peeled)
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
1 tbsp water

In a large glass measuring cup or mixing bowl, combine all of the filling ingredients. Microwave for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring every minute, until bubbly. Meanwhile, at low speed, beat toge
ther the margarine and all of the dry ingredients for the crust, until the mixture is crumbly. Press all but about 1 cup of this mixture firmly into a greased 9" square or 7"x11" baking pan. Spread the filling over this base, and sprinkle the remainder of the crust mixture atop the filling. Bake in a 350F preheated oven for about 30 minutes, until the crust and topping are nicely browned. Cool somewhat before serving.

My dearly beloved was very excited by these cookie bars; he said the filling tasted exactly like apple pie. Indeed, the poor dear got into them when I wasn't looking, and ate too many. They were just that good.

9 comments:

~~louise~~ said...

I knew you would get the hang of it! No eggs, oatmeal and apples. How deliciously healthy can you get!

Thanks for sharing, Marjie...

P.S. Thank you for keeping word verification off. I just did the same thing on my blog:)

SissySees said...

One more I must make when I'm done with nightly teleconferences until 9-9:30...

Claire S. said...

They look good but I know darned well that if I make 'em, hubby will ask why I didn't make apple pie ! 'Course if he complains too much, I can always take them to work - never any complaints there LOL

Mickle in NZ said...

What a good recipe. I"m sure you can smuggle some walnuts or other good nuts into this too!

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh my God. You made these just for me!

Pam said...

They look so good! I love that you don't need to peel the apples... it makes them healthy with the extra fiber right? :)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Mmmmm think that is on my list to cook very soon. Thanks for no verification. Diane

Nichole said...

Portable apple pie? Yummy!

grace said...

yum--the filling sounds all apple buttery and delicious. :)