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These fruit-and-nut bars are like soft granola bars; they make a hearty and delicious addition to a lunch box.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, January 2005



Cook's Notes

Use a blender or food processor to grind the rolled oats; 1 1/4 cups rolled oats will yield 1 cup ground.

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  • Mike Winard
    23 JUN, 2014
    Also, would using quick oats instead of whole oats work just as well?
  • Mike Winard
    23 JUN, 2014
    How about using all purpose instead of whole wheat flour? Would the texture be the same?
  • weston1
    11 MAY, 2010
    Nice Bar! I put in 5 chopped prunes, I don't see why you could not add other fruit such as chopped apples and other dried fruit. I would cut the salt down to only 1 teaspoon. Keep sending us whole wheat treats. This one is a home run!
  • connelkr
    8 MAY, 2010
    Yum! These bars are great. I actually only used 1 1/4 cups of brown sugar and they were still plenty sweet (and maybe a bit healthier).
  • mykele
    8 MAY, 2010
    gigibella, I know it has been almost two years since you made your comment and probably will never see this comment but I will made it for recent viewers The recipe is called Oatmeanl BARS not CAKE so of course it will have a different texture. We just have to READ the titles more carefully. This is a great bar that you can add other things to like chips, etc. Mykele
  • sawstone
    21 APR, 2010
    They are goooood! and healthy. I followed the directions exactly and came out perfect. But next time I'll add more nuts and dates. Highly recommended!
  • bhopwood1234
    19 AUG, 2009
    These are delicious! I can't believe I waited so long to try them. They are my new favorite breakfast bar!!
  • amangiaracina
    13 JUL, 2009
    These are delicious, easy, and surprisingly healthy.
  • MS12085969
    10 SEP, 2008
    If you were expecting a cake I can see why you would be disappointed. But if you're looking for a delicious, chewy cookie bar as the recipe indicates then you'll love this one. My family found the texture
  • Patthu
    25 AUG, 2008
    I tried this when it first came out in the magazine. My family loves it as a healthy breakfast option they can take with them to work. I do use 1 cup of whole wheat flour since it gives it a firmer texture.

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