Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie Bars

  • 1/2 c. butter or margarine
  • 3/4 c. smooth applesauce
  • 2/3 c. packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 c. white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 c. oatmeal
  • 2 c. Grape Nuts cereal
  • 1 c. dried cranberries

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9 X 13" baking pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine the butter, applesauce and sugars; beat well. Beat in the egg and vanilla.

Combine the flour and baking soda in a small bowl and add to the applesauce mixture. Beat well.

Add the remaining ingredients and stir until well blended.

Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

  • Yields: about 24 bars
  • Preparation Time: 1 hour
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