This recipe makes beautiful oat bars with a filling of dates and a touch of lemon. They are very delicious.
I gave this five stars in that it is a quite versatile recipe. I have boiled up raisins in half water and half lemon juice. I added 1/2 tablespoon corntarch mixed with 2 tablespoons of water to the fruit, to thicken it. I have also used dried apricots and/or an assortment of dried fruits that I put in the food processor to chop up. I boiled these in orange juice (no water). In the oatmeal mixture, I added 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, just to give it a little more flavor. Another filling is Cranraisins and dried apples boiled in apple juice. I am sure that others will come up with many other varitions. - 26 Mar 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This was great. My husband asks for them on a weekly basis. One note, press down slightly on the top layer of oatmeal...tastes better. - 23 Jan 2006 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Very good. Taste alot like cereal bars but better. I used butter flavored Crisco and added a little cinnamon to the oatmeal mixture. Thanks for the recipe! - 19 Feb 2004 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)