sweet snacks: cherry oat bars

I’ve been on a healthy eating regimen as of late and sweets and I haven’t been too friendly as of late. Well, on the weekend I broke down and decided that treats and I needed to be reaquainted with each other. I opened up my vegetarian Rebar cookbook and found that I basically had all the ingredients to make a sweet looking snack. The recipe called for raspberry jam (which I didn’t have), so I subsituted some sour cherry jam. I also included some unsweetened coconut because I LOVE coconut and figured it would taste great in this recipe (it did). I wasn’t too crazy about the squares on the first day (we had them still warmish)…but somehow in the following days, this bar recipe kept getting better and better! I’m so making this again….but not for a little while — y’know, health benefits and all.

13 comments to “sweet snacks: cherry oat bars”

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    crystal   February 2, 2006 at 12:21 pm

    Oooh, those sound delicious…

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    Rachel   February 2, 2006 at 1:08 pm

    yummy yummy!

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    Molly   February 2, 2006 at 1:08 pm

    I love this kind of thing, kickpleat! Rich and buttery, nubbly with oats, and capped off with a good swipe of jam…yum!

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    Michele   February 2, 2006 at 3:15 pm

    Oh my! These sound wonderful. I just bought a jar of delicious looking blueberry jam and I can’t wait to try this recipe.

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    kickpleat   February 2, 2006 at 5:25 pm

    Yup Rorie, I think coconut put them over the top in terms of tastiness!

    Crystal & Rachel, these were the yummiest. I’m so sad they’re now all gone….

    Molly, you said it better than I could have! Totally buttery nubblyness 🙂

    Michele, I bet these would be great with blueberry jam!

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    Rorie   February 2, 2006 at 10:36 am

    Oooh, I bet the coconut really livened up the flavor! These sweet snacks sound pretty good and sort of 1950’s-esque – yum.

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    Michelle   February 2, 2006 at 6:59 pm

    They look good! I am going to have to try them. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Joe   February 2, 2006 at 7:20 pm

    Okay these bars look right up my alley… Looks great!

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    Tania   February 3, 2006 at 11:24 am

    I love sour cherry jam! Great substitution; I bet it made the yummy bars even better than they’d been with raspberry jam!

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    kickpleat   February 4, 2006 at 12:11 pm

    Michelle, they are a snap to make and so tasty! Let me know if you give it a go!

    Joe, they are awesome!

    I think so too, Tania!

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    Genevieve   February 5, 2006 at 11:43 am

    whole wheat flour! that’s a fabulous idea. i bought a bag recently, thinking it’s time to start “baking healthy”…haven’t used any of it yet. except by mistake once for ginger chocolate chip cookies (not a good idea). 🙂

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    seeldee   February 5, 2006 at 1:23 pm

    Hey J, last week I made the jam squares in the new Martha Stewart baking book (!) and, based on this recipe, I think you’d love them. Let me know if you want that recipe.

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    kickpleat   February 5, 2006 at 4:00 pm

    Genevieve, it’s easy to use whole wheat flour! You can always build up to it using half ww & half all purpose flour. It works well in muffins, coffee cakes, pancakes and these oaty bars!

    Craig!! Yes, give me the martha recipe and I’m still waiting on your friend’s veggie chili recipe!!

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