I almost didn't blog about these because they aren't that attractive and it was really hard to get a good photo! I took about twenty and this was the ONLY one even close to being good. However, they are very yummy and I really wanted to share the recipe with you all.
I got this recipe from a friend years ago when our kids were in preschool together. It was the only treat she would bake for her kids because she felt it was somewhat healthy. I guess she thought the veggies, fruit, oats and nuts made up for the cup of butter and almost 2 cups of sugar. I agree! LOL!
Oatmeal Carrot Raisin Bars
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
2-2/3 cups old-fashioned oats, uncooked
1 cup raisins
1 cup shredded carrots, loosely packed
½ - 1 cup chopped walnuts
Preaheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. In a small bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Add to wet ingredients; mix well. Stir in the remaining ingredients then spread dough in an ungreased 13x9” pan. Bake ~22 minutes until golden brown. Don't over-bake or they will be dry! Cool completely then cut into squares.