Mr. Food: Oatmeal Bars

Mr. Food

Yields: 21

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple or maple-flavored syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 cups quick-cooking or old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips or raisins (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9" x 13" baking dish with cooking spray.
     
  2. Melt butter and syrup over low heat on stovetop or in microwave.
     
  3. In a large bowl, combine butter mixture, baking soda, and allspice; mix well and let cool.
     
  4. Add rolled oats, flour, sugar, and chocolate chips or raisins, if desired; mix well. Press dough into prepared baking dish.
     
  5. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes then immediately cut into bars; let cool completely then cut again.

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