These chewy oatmeal bars have an added kick of flavor with Pace® Salsa and apricot preserves.
cost per recipe: $7.45
The price is determined by the national average.
large ripe banana, cut up
cup Pace® Chunky Salsa
cup apricot preserves
cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
teaspoon ground allspice
cup packed brown sugar
teaspoons vanilla extract
cups self-rising all-purpose flour
cup coarsely crumbled gingersnap cookie(about 14 cookies)
cup quick oats
Place the banana, salsa, cornstarch and preserves into a food processor. Cover and process for 30 seconds or until the mixture is smooth.
Beat the butter, allspice, sugar and vanilla extract in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until the mixture is fluffy. Reduce the speed to low. Stir in the flour, cookie crumbs and oats and mix until crumbs form.
Press all but 1/3 cup crumb mixture into a 3-quart shallow baking pan. Top with the salsa mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining crumb mixture.
Bake at 350°F. for 40 minutes or until the topping is browned. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into 48 bars.