Oatmeal Creme Bars

October 01, 2015

I have always been a sucker for a Little Debbie. Doesn't matter what type it is, I'll probably eat it.  They are just so good.  If you aren't familiar, Little Debbie is a brand of packaged baked goods.  Everything from Swiss Cake Rolls (kinda like Ho Ho's) to breakfast muffins. Um..yum.

My favorite is their Oatmeal Creme Pies.  They are to die for.  So good.  Weird thing though, my kids don't like them.  That's weird, right?  I think so. Anyhoo, because of this, I don't buy them too often. I really don't need to be eating an entire box of them on my own.  So, making them homemade was my logical option.  No, it's not to just not eat them at all.  That would be crazy!

After some searching, I found this amazingly easy recipe and decided to give them a go. Holy cow my friends! They taste identical to the Little Debbie pies.

These bars are chewy and have a great cinnamon-oatmeal flavor. Oh, and the frosting?  Be careful not to just eat it all with a spoon before getting it on the bars.  It's..um..wow.  Amazing stuff.

Try not to eat this whole pan yourself..you've been warned!

{side note:  The recipe below calls for quick oats.  If you only have old fashion on hand, simply pulse them a few minutes in your food processor. You want them chopped, but, not powdery. Works like a charm!}




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Oatmeal Creme Bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Baking Time: 25 minutes
Makes: 9-12 bars, depending how big you cut them

Ingredients:
  • for bars:
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 TBSP molasses
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup instant oats
  • for frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup marshmallow creme (jarred or homemade)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 x 8 baking dish.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix melted butter, sugar, molasses and vanilla.  Add in egg.
  3. Mix in oats, cinnamon and salt.  Add in flour and mix until just combined.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan.  Bake for 25 minutes or until bake through.
  5. for frosting:
  6. Beat butter and powdered sugar with mixer. Add in marshmallow creme and salt. Continue beating until fluffy.
  7. Frost on cooled bars.

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