Make Cookie Bars

Edited by Seighart, Anonymous, Rebecca M., Eng

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Making cookie bars is often a great alternative to making drop cookies. You get the same great taste without the hassle of spooning cookie dough onto trays and spending hours baking tray after tray of cookies. You simply spread the batter into a baking pan and cut them into individual bars when they are cooled. It's an easy way to prepare snacks for large groups without spending your whole day in a hot kitchen.

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Spiced Apple Date Bars

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup softened (not melted) butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 2 cups of applesauce
  • 3/4 cup dates, finely chopped
  • 3/4 finely chopped walnuts( or the nut of your choice)
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • pinch of ground cloves (1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon)
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Instructions

  1. 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    and grease or lightly spray a 9x13 baking pan
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  2. 2
    Cream butter with an electric mixer at medium speed.
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  3. 3
    Gradually add sugar and continue to mix until light and fluffy
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  4. 4
    Beat in vanilla and egg until combined
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  5. 5
    Stir in applesauce until just mixed.
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  6. 6
    In a small bowl, mix baking soda, flour, cloves, cinnamon, and flour
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    Add gradually to the creamed mixture until a stiff batter forms.
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  8. 8
    Gently stir in dates and nuts.
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    Spread batter evenly into prepared pan
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  10. 10
    Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until browned and a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean.
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    Cut into evenly sized squares after they have cooled and enjoy your healthy treat.
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Delicious Golden Energy Bars

Ingredients

  • 6 ½ Tablespoons of butter or margarine (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup golden syrup (If you can't find golden syrup, substitute with 1part light corn syrup and 1 part light molasses or honey.)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cup whole grain or wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered, non-fat milk
  • 4 Tablespoons of wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of table salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced, fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk (liquid form)
  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1 cup dried apricots(chopped)
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup toasted almond slivers
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Instructions

  1. 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
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  2. 2
    Spray or grease a 9x13 baking pan
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  3. 3
    Cream the butter, sugar, golden syrup, and egg together.
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  4. 4
    In a different bowl, combine whole wheat flour, powdered milk, baking powder and baking soda, wheat germ, and salt.
    Combine well.
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    Mix dry ingredients and milk alternately to the creamed ingredients.
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    Stir in the raisins, oats, apricots, and half of the toasted almonds.
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    Spoon batter into baking pan and evenly spread into corners.
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  8. 8
    Sprinkle remainder of toasted almonds.
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  9. 9
    Bake for 20 to 30 minutes.
    Check center with a toothpick to determine if they are done.
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  10. 10
    Leave in pan until completely cool.
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Easiest Ever Pumpkin Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup corn oil
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups of sugar
  • 2 cups of pureed pumpkin (canned or fresh)
  • 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 1/2 cups flour

Frosting:

  • 6 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 stick of margarine, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of powdered (confectioner's) sugar
  • 1/2 cup dried fruits or nuts of your choice (optional)

Mix together the butter, cream cheese, vanilla, and milk. Add powdered sugar 1/4 cup at a time with your mixer on low speed. Use additional powdered sugar if the frosting is too thin. If the frosting is to stiff, add more milk a few drops at a time.

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Instructions

  1. 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
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  2. 2
    In a large bowl, mix together the oil, eggs, and sugar Add the pumpkin and mix until just combined.
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  3. 3
    In a small mixing bowl, combine salt, baking soda, cinnamon, baking soda, and flour then mix well.
    If desired, add walnuts or raisins.
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  4. 4
    Pour batter into an ungreased 15 x 10-inch shallow baking pan.
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  5. 5
    Bake for 20 to 25 minutes
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  6. 6
    Frost when pan is completely cool.
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Raspberry Coconut Granola Bars

  • 1 Stick cold butter cut into pieces
  • 2 Cups granola style cereal (no fruit)
  • 2 Cups grated coconut (divided)
  • 1/2 Cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cups finely crushed pecans
  • 1- 12 oz. jar of raspberry jam (or preserves)

Instructions

  1. 1
    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
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  2. 2
    Liberally grease or spray a 9x13 inch baking pan.
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  3. 3
    Using a large bowl, combine cereal, 1 cup of the coconut, flour, cinnamon, brown sugar, and pecans.
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  4. 4
    Add butter, and using a pastry cutter, cut it into the cereal mixture until it becomes crumbly.
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  5. 5
    Take 1/3 of the mixture and set it aside.
    Press the remaining 2/3 into the baking pan.
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  6. 6
    Bake for 8 to 10 minutes and remove from oven.
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  7. 7
    Spread entire jar of raspberry preserves evenly over the crust.
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  8. 8
    Sprinkle remaining coconut over top of preserves.
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    Top with the remaining cereal mixture and return to the oven.
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  10. 10
    Bake for 15 minutes or until the filling begins to bubble around the edges.
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    Remove and place pan on a rack for cooling.
    Wait until the bars are completely cool before cutting.
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Raspberry Chocolate Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups coconut flakes
  • 1-14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/4 cup raspberry jam (or any kind of jam or preserves that you like)
  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (semi-sweet will work as well)
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. 1
    Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
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  2. 2
    Generously grease a 9- inch x 13-inch baking pan.
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  3. 3
    Combine melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, and sugar in a small bowl.
    Mix with a fork until crumbs are moistened.
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  4. 4
    Press the mixture into the prepared pan.
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  5. 5
    Spread coconut over top of crust and drizzle the condensed milk evenly over the top.
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  6. 6
    Bake until lightly browned.
    (about 20 minutes)
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  7. 7
    When the crust is done, cool completely and then spread jam over the top.
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  8. 8
    Sprinkle hazelnuts over the jam.
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    Using the microwave or a double boiler, melt chocolate and white chips (separately) and stir until all lumps are gone.
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  10. 10
    Place each kind of chocolate in a sandwich bag and cut a small piece off of one corner.
    Using your improvised pastry bag, drizzle the dark chocolate over your bars. Repeat process with the white chocolate.
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  11. 11
    Refrigerate bars for 45 minutes or until chocolate is hard.
    Cut into appropriately sized squares.
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Recent edits by: Rebecca M., Anonymous, Seighart

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