Caramel Oatmeal Bars
|Quick-cooking oats||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs) (Uncooked)|
|All-purpose flour||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs), divided|
|Firmly packed brown sugar||2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)|
|Reduced calorie stick margarine||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Vegetable cooking spray||1|
|Finely chopped walnuts||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Fat free caramel flavored syrup||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
Combine oats, 1 cup flour, and sugar in a large bowl.
Cut in margarine with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Press 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.
Combine syrup and remaining 1/4 cup flour; stir well.
Pour syrup mixture over nuts.
Sprinkle remaining oat mixture evenly over syrup mixture.
Bake at 350° for 15 to 30 minutes or until golden.
Let cool in pan on a wire rack.
Cover and chill at least 1 hour.
Cut into bars.