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Caramel-Oatmeal Bars

Prep time 8 mins
Cook time 40 mins
Yield 24 bars.
Chill: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups quick-cooking oats, uncooked
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup reduced-calorie stick margarine
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup fat-free caramel-flavored syrup

Nutrition Information

  • calories 116
  • caloriesfromfat 28 %
  • fat 3.6 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 1.9 g
  • carbohydrate 19 g
  • fiber 0.7 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 43 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine oats, 1 cup flour, and sugar in a large bowl. Cut in margarine with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Press one-half of oat mixture into bottom of a 9-inch square pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle walnuts over prepared crust.

  2. Combine syrup and remaining 1/4 cup flour; stir well. Pour syrup mixture over nuts. Sprinkle remaining oat mixture over syrup mixture. Bake at 350° 25 to 30 minutes or until golden. Let cool in pan on a wire rack. Cover and chill at least 1 hour. Cut into bars.

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