These prune-laden oatmeal bars make goodbreakfast bars, but they’re great anytime of the day.
Recipe: Oatmeal Fruit Bars
3 cups pitted prunes – divided use
Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
In a food processor, combine 1 cup pittedprunes, water, and orange juice; process until smooth. Combine1/4 cup of the puree in a saucepan with 2 cups chopped pittedprunes. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until thick.
Meanwhile, combine flour, sugar, powderedmilk, oats in a large mixer bowl. Add the reserved prune pureeand eggs. Mix on low speed with an electric mixer until blended.
Press half into a greased 13 x 9-inchbaking pan. Spread the cooked filling on top and top with theremaining flour mixture.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until lightlybrowned. Cool in the pan on a wire rack before cutting.
3 tablespoons water
3/4 cup orange juice
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup powdered milk
1 cup quick-cooking oats
2 large eggs
Makes 24 bars.
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