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Oat, Raisin, and Nut Bars

Oat, Raisin, and Nut Bars
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  1. Heat oven to 325° F. Line the bottom and sides of a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with aluminum foil; butter the foil.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, using a wooden spoon, mix together the butter, sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Stir in the oat mixture, raisins, and nuts until combined.
  4. Press the oat-butter mixture evenly into the prepared pan. Bake until the edges are golden, 18 to 20 minutes. While still warm, cut into 15 bars. Let cool completely in the pan.
  5. Meanwhile, in a double boiler or a medium heatproof bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of simmering water, melt the chocolate, stirring often, until smooth. Drizzle over the cooled bars and chill until set, 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Storage suggestion: Keep the bars at room temperature, individually wrapped or between sheets of wax paper in an airtight container, for up to 5 days.
By December, 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per ServingServing Size: 1 bar
  • Calories 204
  • Fat 11g
  • Sat Fat 5g
  • Cholesterol 17mg
  • Sodium 111mg
  • Protein 3g
  • Carbohydrate 25g
  • Sugar 12g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Iron 1mg
  • Calcium 22mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Oats are packed with goodness, from cholesterol-fighting soluble fiber and antioxidants to a nutty taste and chewy texture.

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