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[Cookie Elf #244]Quick, Delish (and Healthy) Oatmeal Fruit Bar Cookies
April 24, 2018
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Feature: Oatmeal Fruit Bar Cookies: Healthy, Quick, Easy!
Healthy oatmeal cookies? Yep. Oatmeal Fruit Bar Cookies are a cross between a bar cookie and a granola bar.
Quick and easy to make!
In fact, you may find that these are so simple and so good that you don’t buy granola bars anymore but bake these instead.
And they’re healthier than your average cookie, too, since most of the sweetness is from honey and dried fruit (with just a bit of brown sugar thrown into the mix). They’re great for breakfast, too.
Don’t buy dried fruit for this recipe unless you want to. Instead, take a look in your pantry and use any of the dried fruits and nuts that are already there, like raisins, dried cranberries, apricots, dates, plums, apples, or others.
Prep time: 10 minutes
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