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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)
  Eggs 2
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  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.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4042 Calories from Fat 1458

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 167 g257.3%

Saturated Fat 87.7 g438.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 664.9 mg221.6%

Sodium 1078 mg44.9%

Total Carbohydrates 611 g203.8%

Dietary Fiber 37.8 g151.2%

Sugars 371.7 g

Protein 61 g122.7%

Vitamin A 75.4% Vitamin C 0.54%

Calcium 58.2% Iron 128.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Bars Recipe