1/2 cup butter, softened

1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar

2 eggs

1/3 cup molasses

1 3/4 cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

2 cups oatmeal

3/4 cup chopped walnuts

1 cup raisins, dried cherries or dried cranberries

1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces or chunks (or substitue coconut)


Preheat oven to 400. Grease a 9 x 13-inch pan.

Combine butter, sugar, eggs, and molasses in a large mixing bowl.

In another bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients to moist ingredients and stir to combine.

Stir in oatmeal, walnuts, dried fruit, and chocolate or coconut. Spoon into prepared pan; cover with wax paper and press to spread mixture evenly in pan. Discard paper.

Bake 12-15 minutes or until done. Cut into bars.

Fat: 15g (7g saturated), 375 calories per bar, Cholesterol 41 mg, sodium 242 mg, fibre 3g, Carbs 57g, protein 6g