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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Cooking: Blackberry Bars

The other morning I made Blackberry Bars for us to snack on throughout the day. 

 I found this recipe in the October 1997 Easy Bisquick Suppers recipe book on page 90. The recipe is titled raspberry bars but I only had blackberry fruit spread in the cupboard and the substitution note did suggest apricot, blackberry, or strawberry.

What I Used:
~ 1 cups Bisquick baking mix
~ 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
~ 3/8 cup packed brown sugar
~ 1/4 cup softened margarine
~ 1/2 cup blackberry fruit spread

What I Did:
1) Preheated the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit while I combined the baking mix, oats, and brown sugar in a large bowl then cut in the margarine until the mixture was crumbly in texture.

2) Next I pressed half of the crumbly mixture in an 8"x 8" aluminum foil pan.

3) I then smothered the crumble crust using the fruit spread to within 1/4" of the edges.

4) Here I tossed the remaining crumble mixture over the spread and pressed it gently into the fruit.

5) Then into the oven it went for approximately 25 minutes.

6) Once completed cooled, I cut it into little bars. If it's not completely cooled before being cut, the bars will crumble. This recipe made approximately 16 squares.

What's your favorite baked fruit bar?

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