Raisinet Oatmeal Bars

Funny, on Very Best Baking, they tout this as a 'healthier' alternative. I know oatmeal is good for you, good for lowering cholestrol, etc., but somehow it doesn't strike me as the healthiest snack in the world. *shrug* I did cut the sugar back a bit, as the original seemed to be awfully much.

1½ cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp salt
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1½ tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1 package (12-oz.) Raisinets
1-3/4 cups quick or old-fashioned oats, divided

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 13x9-inch baking pan.

Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl. Beat sugar, butter and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in egg; gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in Raisinets and 1½ cups oats. Spread into prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining oats.

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars

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