Oatmeal Cookie Fruit & Nut Bars – Perfect for School Lunches & After School snacks!


These Oatmeal Cookie Fruit & Nut Bars make the perfect snack! They're great for on the go or at home!

 

Yum! I love a warm oatmeal cookie any day of the week, but sometimes you just want to change it up. Right? That’s where these oatmeal cookie fruit & nut bars come into play! They’re great for an after school snack, perfect for taking on the road and they’ll help slay a sweet tooth like a true knight in shining armor. Make sure that you store these in an airtight container and they’ll stay fresh for around a week or two. Try them if you’re looking for a budget friendly snack for the kids, because they’ll eat these right up!

These Oatmeal Cookie Fruit & Nut Bars make the perfect snack! They're great for on the go or at home!You will need:

  • ½ Cup Golden Raisins
  • ½ Cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1 Pkg. (16 oz.) Oatmeal Raisin Cookie dough (any brand is fine or you can make up your own dough)
  • 1 ½ Cups Oats
  • ½ Cup Pecans, roughly chopped
  • ½ Cup Coconut, shredded
  • ½ Cup Mini Semisweet Chocolate Chips

 

Directions:

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Heat the oven to 350˚ and soak the raisins and cranberries in 2 cups of warm water for 5 minutes. Drain them well after the 5 minutes. This will keep your raisins and cranberries from being rock hard but isn’t enough moisture to make them re-hydrate fully. Rock hard raisins are not a good thing. No one likes hard raisins.

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Mix well to combine. I don’t use a mixer. I just stir it by hand since it doesn’t take too much to combine it well.

 

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Line an 8×8″ baking pan with parchment paper and lightly grease it.  Be sure to leave a bit hanging off the edges so that you have something to use as a handle when removing the bars from the dish. Also? Don’t mistake wax paper for parchment paper…lol. Bad things will happen. Lots and lots of smoke! 😉 If you’d like, you can place more pecans on top either whole or chopped. We really like pecans so I used whole.

These Oatmeal Cookie Fruit & Nut Bars make the perfect snack! They're great for on the go or at home!

 

Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until they’re golden brown on top. Let rest for 5 minutes and remove from the baking dish to cool completely on a cooling rack. Once they’re cooled, cut into bars and enjoy!

 

These Oatmeal Cookie Fruit & Nut Bars make the perfect snack! They're great for on the go or at home!

 

Oatmeal Cookie Fruit & Nut Bars - Perfect for School Lunches & After School snacks!
 
These Oatmeal Cookie Fruit & Nut Bars make the perfect snack! They're great for on the go or at home!
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Ingredients
  • ½ Cup Golden Raisins
  • ½ Cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1 Pkg. (16 oz.) Oatmeal Raisin Cookie dough (any brand is fine or you can make up your own dough)
  • 1 ½ Cups Oats
  • ½ Cup Pecans, roughly chopped
  • ½ Cup Coconut, shredded
  • ½ Cup Mini Semisweet Chocolate Chips
Instructions
  1. Mix well to combine. I don’t use a mixer. I just stir it by hand since it doesn’t take too much to combine it well.
  2. Line an 8×8″ baking pan with parchment paper and lightly grease it. Be sure to leave a bit hanging off the edges so that you have something to use as a handle when removing the bars from the dish.
  3. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until they’re golden brown on top. Let rest for 5 minutes and remove from the baking dish to cool completely on a cooling rack. Once they’re cooled, cut into bars and enjoy!

 

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