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snook's creamy oatmeal bars

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Kathleen Hall
Cedar Rapids, IA

Do you love the instant oatmeal and cream flavors? These bars will fit the bill. They are wonderful for breakfast, a snack,or anytime!And will take care of left-over oatmeal. Note: I developed this recipe from scratch, and have tried it with butter, and margerine, or Butter-flavored Crisco. I was very disappointed with the Crisco, and Margerine. I did not get the same flavor with them. They were still good, but not buttery flavored. If you use butter you won't be disappointed. I have tried to cut down on the fat by using the non-fat cream cheese. It works very well. Enjoy!!! :D

★★★★★ 1
serves up to 24
prep time 35 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For snook's creamy oatmeal bars

  • 2 c
    cooked oatmeal prepared with cranberries,or raisins
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg
    no fat cream cheese
  • 1 stick
  • 2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2 lg
  • 1 Tbsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    salt, if you have not added salt to oatmeal.
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 c
    unbleached white flour

How To Make snook's creamy oatmeal bars

  • 1
    Cream together softened Cream Cheese,softened Butter,and sugar in a large mixing bowl, with electric mixer. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Grease 13 inch x 9 inch baking dish/pan.
  • 2
    When light and fluffy,add prepared cooled oatmeal with fruit.Next,adding Vanilla extract.Beating well.
  • 3
    In a medium sized bowl,mix well,flour,soda,and spices.Add flour mixture to creamed oatmeal mixture, again beating with mixer until thoroughly combine.May add nuts,or other kinds of fruit,even chocolate chips of the miniature variety.
  • 4
    Spread in baking pan, and place in preheated oven. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until knife or toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Be careful to not overbake. These bars should be very moist.