Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Cherry Raisin Oatmeal Bars

Today I'd like to introduce you to Cherry Raisin Oatmeal Bars; an easy and flavorful favorite recipe from my favorite cooking site, allrecipes.com.  The original recipe has been changed very slightly to fit my tastes. 

 
You will need a bowl, spoon, fork, knife, 1/2 teaspoon, 1/2 cup, and a 9x14 baking pan.  Keep dishes to a minimum. When recipe calls for 1 tsp., use the 1/2 tsp. twice.  Preheat oven to 350 F.

Mix together 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup flour, and 3/4 cups oats with fork until crumbly.  Press into cake pan and bake for 15 minutes.
While bottom layer is baking, beat together 2 eggs, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in the same bowl until well blended.  Stir in 3/4 cup raisins, 1/2 cup flaked coconut, and 1/2 cup pitted Maraschino cherries, cut in half.
 
Take the bottom layer out of the oven, spread the cherry raisin mixture over it and bake for 30 minutes until firm and lightly browned.  Cool and enjoy the goodness of cherries, raisins, coconut flakes, and oatmeal all in every square!
“God gave us two hands and one stomach, so we could work twice as much as we eat.” --McKay 

29 comments:

  1. This looks so yummy!!! I've tried one with blueberries but cherries are definately on the list now :) Awesome post! Blessings!

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    1. Blueberries sound good! God bless you too Deyanira!

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  2. this looks and sounds very good, i LOVE to bake. many thanks for sharing the recipe, i like recipe's that can be switched up!!!

    i love to share thoughts and information. i am always flattered, like wow, when someone asks. i use a nikon dsl and do like to switch up my lens depending on the subject of my photograph. i am no photographer, just a girl who likes to take pictures!!!

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    1. Thanks for the info! You and the Nikon sure make a good team!

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    2. drooling again.....thanks for visiting!!!

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  3. Hi Bethany. Hope you've had a good day. These look yummy for my tummy :)

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    1. They are! Thanks...hope you have a great day as well.

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  4. I think I will make these ... thanks for the recipe ...

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    1. A pleasure! Hope it turns out well for you!

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  5. oh man these look so good... and i'm so hungry right now. thank you for the recipe. when i'm done typing this i'll write it down in my recipe notebook. wow. i have just got to try these.
    -Abigail

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    1. A recipe notebook is a good idea! I keep one of my own...it gets a lot of use!

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  6. These looks wonderful! I will have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing it, Bethany!

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  7. Mmmm... yes, please! These look so good, Bethany! The recipe is definitely going on my "Must Try" list - thanks for sharing! Have a beautiful day!

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  8. What a delicious idea! Thank you for sharing this great recipe with us! :)

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  9. I love seeing the step by step pictures of the recipe, it helps to give some sense for what things should look like throughout the process. =)

    Bethany, I have nominated your blog as one of 11 recipients of the Liebster Award! http://jonbearandcarlyngirl.blogspot.com/2014/08/liebster-award.html
    -- Jon

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  10. This looks so yummy! Except for the raisins. :) Thanks so much for sharing. Btw, I keep my recipes in a notebook in Evernote. So convenient!

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    1. Ah, I know what you mean as I used to dislike raisins in cooking--they grew on me though! In this recipe I think they could be easily omitted. Thanks for the tip on the recipe notebook; sounds very convenient!

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  11. Yummy this recipe looks delicious!! I am definitely going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing Bethany.

    Blessings,

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    1. Thanks Laura! Enjoy! God bless you too!

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  12. Oh, these look simply divine! I shall have to see about trying these out in the near future:). Thank you for sharing, Bethany! Love, Kelly-Anne

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    1. Thanks! Hope you enjoy them! God bless :)

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    1. Mmm! Yes! I just made another batch yesterday.

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