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Green Tomato Bars

 Green Tomato Bars
People will not believe how wonderful these bars are. They have a unique flavor which people will come back for more.—Sharon Pratt, Cuba City, Wisconsin
24 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 4 cups finely chopped green tomatoes
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • Drain tomatoes on paper towels for 10 minutes. In a saucepan, combine
  • tomatoes, 1 cup of brown sugar and lemon juice. Simmer, uncovered,
  • for 20-25 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat and stir
  • in extract; set aside.
  • In a bowl, cream the butter and remaining brown sugar. Add flour,
  • baking soda and salt; mix well. Stir in oats and nuts. Press 2-1/2
  • cups on a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Spread tomato mixture
  • over crust. Crumble remaining oat mixture on top. Bake at 375°
  • for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 194 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 143 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.