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Oatmeal Bars

Categories: Cooking with Kids, Kids' Favorites, Lunchbox Favorites, Quick to fix, Snacks
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

These chewy bars, known as flapjacks in Britain, use only a few pantry ingredients

Prep Time: prep 15 mins, plus cooling

Cooking Time: cook 40 mins

Serves: makes 16-20


  • 1 cup butter, plus more for the pan
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 3 1 / 2 cups rolled (old-fashioned) oats
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  1. Preheat the oven to 300F (150C). Lightly butter a 9in (23cm) square baking pan.
  2. Heat the butter, brown sugar, and syrup in a large saucepan and stir over medium-low heat until the butter has melted. Remove from the heat and stir in the oats.
  3. Spread evenly in the pan. Bake for 40 minutes, or until evenly golden and just beginning to brown at the edges.
  4. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool 10 minutes. Cut into bars and let cool completely.
  • prep 15 mins, plus cooling; cook 40 mins

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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