Diane and a rather plump Me
It is hard to stay away from candy and chocolates this time of year.
Christmas candy is still on the shelf when stores bring out the Valentine's Day chocolates . . . and the chocolate hearts are still on the shelf when the Cadberry eggs are put on display!
What's a girl to do?
This recipe is a low sugar, sweet-tooth satisfying dessert which even has a healthy amount of whole grains thrown in!
1 1/4 cups flour
1 1/4 cups uncooked quick oats
1/2 cup sugar (or Splenda equivalent)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup butter, melted
2 tsp. vanilla extract
12 ounces no sugar added or sugar free peach preserves
Combine flour, oats, sugar, soda and salt in large bowl; blend well. Add butter and vanilla; mix until crumbly.
Reserve 1 cup of the mixture.
Press remaining crumb mixture into greased 13 x 9 pan. Spread peach preserves on crust within 1/4 inch from edge of pan. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool and cut into bars.