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Fruity Oaty Bars

Overview

How to make Fruity Oaty Bars from Firefly | CookFiction.com

Name: Fruity Oaty Bars

Inspired by: Firefly

Secret Ingredient: Your favorite berry medley

"Fruity Oaty Bars make a man out of a mouse!" - Fruity Oaty Bars commercial

Recipe

Making the Oaty (Crust)


You will need:

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Food coloring (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl.
  2. Mix in flour, sugar, and salt.
  3. Add egg, oil, and vanilla.
  4. Mix until you have a crumbly crust to work with.
  5. (Optional: separate crust into bowls and use food coloring to achieve a rainbow effect.)

Making the Fruity (Filling)


You will need:

  • 5 cups berries (cranberries, blueberries, raspberries, or strawberies)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions:

  1. Simmer most ingredients (except 2 cups berries and vanilla) over medium heat.
  2. Stir well until the mixture becomes thick.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and remove from heat.

Completing the Oaty Fruity Bars


Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
  2. Prep a 9x13" pan with cooking spray.
  3. Spread half of the oaty crust dough in the pan, using your fingers to even out the dough.
  4. Spoon the fruity filling evenly over the crust.
  5. Sprinkle remaining dough over the pan.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, then turn the oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and bake until the top has browned (about 25 minutes).
  7. Remove from oven and set to cool.
  8. Once cool enough to touch, cover pan and chill in fridge until well cooled (about 30 to 60 minutes).
  9. Cut into bars and enjoy!