Sunday, March 16, 2014

Oatmeal Fruit Bars - A.MA.ZING!!!!!!

A very good friend, Lois, and I furnished refreshments for a women's church meeting not long ago.  

This is the dish Lois brought that WOWed a group of gals.  I was thrilled to get to take a few leftover bars home with me.  (Only because there were a lot more bars than women!)

I have to say these bars are OAT-RAGEOUSLY AWESOME!!!!!!!

For BESTEST results, use 1-1/2 cans of pie filling.  One will do, but it won't be as flavorful or moist.  Use your favorite fruit flavor.  
Lois used blueberry.

Using a cake mix makes the base easy and the process, simple. 

If I ever have a third cookbook, THIS recipe will be included!!


1 pkg. (18 ozs) yellow cake mix
2-1/4 c. quick oats
3/4 c. butter, softened
1 egg or 1/4 c. egg substitute
1/4 c. brown sugar 
1 to 1-1/2 cans any flavor fruit pie filling

Preheat oven to 375. Spray 9" X 13" baking pan with non stick cooking spray. 

In large bowl, combine dry cake mix and oats; blend in the butter and egg until crumbly. Save out 1 cup. Add brown sugar to remaining mixture. Press mixture into prepared pan. Spread pie filling over mixture in pan. Top with remaining mixture; press down lightly.

Bake 22 - 26 minutes

Yield: 12 - 15 servings

If you like this recipe, you may also like these wonderful 
Caramel Oatmeal Chewies

Linked to Weekend Potluck 
             Meal Plan Monday

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