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Oatmeal Fruit Bars
Source: The following recipe from the American Institute for Cancer Research was contributed by Marilyn Helton.

Oatmeal bars with dried fruit and orange juice.

Rating:
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Makes 40 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 92.9
Total Carbs 17.3 g
Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
Sugars 11.8 g
Total Fat 2.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.2 g
Unsaturated Fat 0.4 g
Potassium 98.9 mg
Protein 1.2 g
Sodium 40.6 mg
Dietary Exchanges
1/2 Fat , 1 Fruits , 1/2 Other Carbs , 1/2 Starch
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Note: One or more ingredients from this recipe are not included in the nutritional analysis above. Either the ingredient is missing from our database or is listed as "optional" in the recipe.
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Ingredients Directions
  1. Combine the raisins, dates, orange juice and water in a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Continue to boil, stirring for 10 minutes, until the mixture thickens and becomes like a paste.
  3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the orange zest. Let cool completely.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  5. Line a nonstick 13x9x2-inch baking pan with aluminum foil and spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  6. Mix the margarine with the brown sugar in a medium size bowl until well blended.
  7. Beat in the flour, baking soda and oats until the mixture is crumbly.
  8. Press half the oat mixture into the prepared pan.
  9. Spread the filling in an even layer over the oats.
  10. Sprinkle the remaining oat mixture over the filling and press down lightly.
  11. Bake the bars for 25 minutes, or until the top is golden.
  12. Cut into 40 bars while still warm. Cool the bars completely and store them in an airtight container.

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