Moist, chewy oat cookie bars made withcanned fruit cocktail and dates.
Recipe: Chewy Fruit Bars
1 cup fruit cocktail, mashed
In a blender or food processor, mash fruitcocktail (or any mixed fruit) until fine and smooth. Add eggsand oil. Process until mixed well. Add flour, quick cooking oatmeal(uncooked), and baking powder.
Grease and flour two 8-inch square bakingpans and pour the batter into the pans. Sprinkle the top withcinnamon.
Bake at 350°F (175°C) for about20 minutes, or until the top is brown and the center is set.While cooling, prepare the date filling.
Date Filling: Chop dates very fine andcombine in a saucepan with water. Cook on low heat for 5 minutes,stirring occasionally.
Remove the brownie from the pan, spreadthe date filling on one, and top with the remaining half. Cutinto bars.
2 large eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons water
Makes 16 bars.
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