Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars


These spiced oatmeal raisin cookie bars are a hearty and flavor packed snack that could rival any standalone cookie. They’re crunchy, chewy, full of hearty oats and raisin pieces, and are super easy to prepare.

ABOUT THE RECIPE

Know before you eat

As compared to a bucket of cookie dough, oatmeal cookie bars are an easy, healthy and delicious alternative to a sweet snack. These handheld treats are packable, snackable, and highly versatile. Have them as a quick companion for your morning commute, or use as the fuel you need to get through the last hours of the workday. As you probably already guessed it, can also be a nutritious dessert after dinner as well. 

Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars

Main Ingredients: whole oats, sun dried raisins, pecan nuts, eggs, vanilla extract, Duncan Hines Signature spice cake mix,

Nutrition Facts (1 bar): 220 calories, 7 grams total fat, 15 milligram cholesterol, 200 milligrams sodium, 35 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams protein

For more tasty, flavorful and “somewhat” healthy options for sweets, check out these other great recipes to help add some sweetness to your day

Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars
Yield: 24 bars

Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Photo by Natasha Breen

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 box Duncan Hines Signature Spice Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup whole oats
  • 1 cup sun dried raisins
  • 1/2 cup pecan nuts
  • 2 tablespoons coarse sugar

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray or grease a 9x13" baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.

    2. Combine eggs, vegetable oil and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer to beat on low until all ingredients are combined.

    3. Add spice cake mix and brown sugar to mixture. Beat on low until dough comes together.

    4. Stir in whole oats, sun dried raisins and pecans and mix until combined.

    5. Spread cookie dough into greased pan and put into the oven. Sprinkle desired amount of coarse or decorative sugar over dough mixture for added decoration before baking.

    6. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes. Cut into bars and serve.

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