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PB&J Granola Bars

Yields 12 bars

PB&J Granola Bars

20 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups Rolled Oats (Old Fashion Oatmeal) or 2 cups Rolled Oats and 1 cup Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter (creamy or chunky)
  • 1/2 cup Jelly or Jam (your favorite flavor)
  • 1/4 cup Hot Water
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • Butter, vegetable oil or cooking spray for the pan
  • Optional Additions
  • 1/2 cup chopped Nuts
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped Dried Fruit, Raisins, etc.
  • 1/2 cup Honey (instead of the jelly)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Grease an 8x11-inch baking pan with butter or vegetable oil or cooking spray.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add oats.
  4. In a small saucepan, over low heat, add the peanut butter, half of the jelly, the water, the salt and any optional additions.
  5. Stir until all ingredients are melted.
  6. Pour the peanut butter mixture into the oats and mix until the oats are coated and are a sticky mass.
  7. Dump the mixture into the greased baking pan and press into an even layer.
  8. Spread the remaining jelly over the top.
  9. Bake in a 350F oven for about 25 minutes, or until the edges are toasty brown.
  10. Remove from oven and cool, about an hour, then slice into 12 bars.
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Yields Approximately 40 cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

20 minPrep Time

13 minCook Time

33 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Quick-Cooking Oats, uncooked
  • 2 cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat over to 350F
  2. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl using a sturdy wooden spoon, stir together peanut butter, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract; mixing until well blended.
  4. Stir in oats and chocolate chips.
  5. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets.
  6. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until just set and golden at the edges.
  7. Transfer cookies to wire rack and cool completely.

Notes

Share if you must.

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Blueberries & Oats Bars

Yields 18 servings

Blueberries & Oats Bars

30 minPrep Time

35 minCook Time

1 hr, 5 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 2-1/2 cups fresh (or frozen) Blueberries
  • 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) Yellow Cake Mix (or white)
  • 1-1/2 cups Quick-Cooking Oats, divided
  • 8 Tablespooons Cold Butter, divided
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup packed Brown Sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, combine sugar and cornstarch.
  3. Gradually whisk in water and lemon juice until smooth.
  4. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  5. Stir in blueberries.
  6. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.
  7. Remove from heat, set aside.
  8. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix and 1 cup oats.
  9. Cut in 6 tablespoons butter until crumbly.
  10. Set aside 1 cup crumb mixture for topping.
  11. Stir in beaten egg into remaining crumb mixture.
  12. Coat a 13x9x2 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  13. Press crumb mixture into baking pan.
  14. Spread blueberry mixture over crumbs to within 1/4 inch of edges of the pan.
  15. In a bowl, combine brown sugar, remaining oats and reserved crumb mixture.
  16. Cut in remaining butter until crumbly.
  17. Sprinkle over top of pan.
  18. Bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
  19. Serve warm.

Notes

Serve warm as is, with vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

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Slow-Cooker Barbecued Meatloaf

Yields 6 servings

Slow-Cooker Barbecued Meatloaf

30 minPrep Time

10 hrCook Time

10 hr, 30 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef (or a mixture of ground beef and ground pork)
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quick or old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup bottled barbecue sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 8 pieces (each)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients except potatoes.
  2. Shape meat mixture into a loaf.
  3. Place potatoes in bottom of slow-cooker.
  4. Top potatoes with meat loaf.
  5. Cover and cook on Low setting for 8 to 10 hours.

Notes

Serve with a green salad or vegetable of choice; fruit for dessert.

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Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Yields 2 dozen cookies

Soft Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

20 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

32 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 package (9 ounces) Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 cup quick-cooking Oatmeal
  • 6 Tablespoons unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon Apple Pie Spice (or Cinnamon)
  • 1/2 cup Raisins

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the first six ingredients; beat until blended
  2. Stir in raisins
  3. Drop by tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto greased baking sheets
  4. Bake at 375F for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned
  5. Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet
  6. Remove to wire rack to cool completely

Notes

The applesauce keeps the cookies soft and moist. Store leftovers in the refrigerator (if there are any)!

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