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Soft, chewy and perfect for snacktime or your kid’s lunchbox, this recipe for fruit and oat crumble bars checks all the boxes. Created by Catherine McCord of Weelicious, we love that there’s no processed sugar and that it’s packed with goodness from wheat germ to old fashioned oats. Read on for the recipe!

Makes 18 bars
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons wheat germ
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
10 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup chopped nuts (I used almonds)
1/4 cup honey
2 cups apple butter or preserves

Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Place all the ingredients except the apple butter or preserves in a food processor. 3. Pulse until the ingredients are combined and oats and nuts are in small pieces. 4. Press all but 1 cup of the mixture into the bottom of a greased 9 x 9 inch pan lined with parchment paper.  5. Cover the oat mixture with apple butter or preserves. 6. Crumble the remaining 1 cup of oat mixture over the apple butter or preserves. 7. Bake for 30- 35 minutes. 8. Cool, use parchment paper to move bars to a cutting board and cut into bars.*

*For perfectly cut bars, refrigerate for an hour before cutting into squares.

This post originally appeared on Weelicious.

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