Easy Fruit Bars

Course : Bars
Serves: 1
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4 1/2 cups basic fruit bar mix
1 large egg slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons all purposed baking spice or
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Preparation / Directions:

*Use 2 eggs, slightly beaten, if you have added 1 cup of rolled oats to your basic fruit mix. Combine all ingredients with a fork. Spread approximately half the fruit bar mixture in a greased 8x8 inch pan. (Use a greased 9x9 Inch pan if you have added 1 cup of rolled oats to your mix.) Press with a spatula or back of spoon to make a thin layer over entire bottom of baking pan. Sprinkle on 1 cup of your choice of fruits, nuts or chocolate, or any combination thereof (see below). Using a fork and your fingers, top with the remaining crumb mixture (it will spread to cover during baking) . Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 30 minutes. Cool and cut into squares. Makes up to 24 bars. FILLINGS: Use a total of 1 cup of the following ingredients for each batch of bars: Raisins, chopped dates, figs, prunes, shredded or flaked coconut, dried apricots or apples, well-drained crushed pineapple, walnuts, almonds, pecans, unsalted peanuts (coarsely chopped}, chocolate, peanut butter, or butterscotch chips.


Nutritional Information:

19 Calories (kcal); trace Total Fat; (33% calories from fat); trace Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; trace Sodium

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