Maple-Date-Oatmeal Bars

  • foodforliving Posted: 11/27/09
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    I made a few alterations to the original recipe, and these bars turned out really well! For the crust, I used 1/4 cup of brown sugar instead of 1/2, Earth Balance instead of butter and greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I also omitted the brown sugar in the filling. The resulting lower sugar bar was still sweet enough to satisfy my dessert craving. I will definitely be making these again!

  • JLang6 Posted: 10/14/11
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    These were very yummy. I didn't have any sour cream on hand, so I substituted yogurt. I also did not have maple syrup, so I used golden syrup. I will make these again. Soon.

  • tallenmorgan Posted: 02/12/12
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    I'm going to have to disagree with the other posts on this one. The bars had very little flavor, and the texture was awful--kind of like a pan of two-day-old oatmeal. Even using all the sugar recommended they weren't very sweet, which is fine, they just didn't taste like anything but soggy oats. The sour cream was a very unwelcome addition. Moreover, I would definitely bake the crust first for at least 15 minutes or so and then add the filling and bake for the whole 40 minutes on the bottom rack of the oven to give the crust a better texture. The crust also does not need the juice. I would double the zest in the filling instead. But seriously, I wouldn't make these again.

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