Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Bars
|All purpose flour||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Unsweetened cocoa powder||3 Tablespoon|
|Baking powder||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Baking soda||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Butter/Margarine||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened|
|Granulated sugar||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Packed brown sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Quick cooking rolled oats||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Dried tart red cherries/Cranberries||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), snipped|
|Semisweet chocolate pieces||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Walnuts||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped|
1. Lightly grease an 11 x 7 x 1 1/2-inch baking pan. In a bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and baking soda; set aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl beat together butter and sugars with an electric mixer on medium to high speed till fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat till smooth. Add flour mixture; beat till combined. Using a wooden spoon, stir in oats, fruit, chocolate pieces, and nuts. Spread in prepared pan. Bake bars in a 375° oven about 30 minutes or till a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.