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Oat Berry Squares Recipe

In her Clover, South Carolina kitchen, Jennifer Robinson flavors these popular snack bars with spreadable fruit and a crumb topping. "I found the original recipe in an old children's book, but I pared down the sugar and added more fruit for sweetness. I'm alway asked for the recipe." she relates.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) 100% cherry, strawberry spreadable fruit or raspberry spreadable fruit

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda and salt; stir in butter until crumbly. Reserve 3/4 cup for topping. Pat remaining oat mixture into a 9-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 5-7 minutes. Spread with fruit spread. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake 25-30 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One piece equals 150 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 118 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.