Monday, January 19, 2009

Chocolate Strawberry Oat Bars

There comes a time in everyone's day when all you want is something sweet. I've been really good at watching what I eat, getting rid of all the junk food in the house and just trying to be good. Well Sunday I broke down and HAD to have something sweet. So I made these and they are sssooooo good. Just enough chocolate that it's really satisfying yet, oaty enough so I don't feel ridiculously guilty for eating one every now and then. I hope you enjoy them too!!!!!!

Chocolate Strawberry Oat Bars
2C quick cooking oats
2C all purpose flour
1 1/2 C packed brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 C butter, softened
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 bag semi sweet chocolate chips
1C strawberry jam

Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray and preheat oven to 350 degrees.

For the crust and topping, mix together butter, vanilla and cinnamon. Add oats, flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Mix until crumbly in texture.

Divide mixture in half and press into prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

Dollop jam over crust and spread without breaking up the crust too much. Top with chocolate chips and allow to melt slightly. Then top with the rest of the crust mixture by sprinkling it on top of chips and jam. Bake again for another 20 min or until topping is golden brown.


Stephanie said...

Oh, they look yummy! I had that "gotta have something sweet" urge today too, and later tonight I'll post the cheesecake that resulted!

Nana said...

Those sound great!! Will have to try them. I love the way you post the date. Really clever!!!

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