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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars

November 21, 2014Danita

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars are a quick and easy treat for your family and friends….perfect for a party, special dinner dessert or just because.

Here at the Carr home there are four seasons…winter, spring, summer and BAKING!  We’re officially in the Baking Season right now and I’m going through tons of “baking ingredients”.

These Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars were made with the new I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter…and it’s true, I Can’t Believe it!  It’s made with real, simple, non-GMO ingredients that you can actually read and pronounce and has 40% fewer calories and 70% less saturated fat than butter.  It almost makes cookies “healthy”, right?  Ok, at least better!

We’ve used the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spray and spreads for years on things like corn on the cob and baked potatoes but after making these cookie bars I realized you can substitute it in practically any recipe, without changing the flavor.  

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The fresh buttery taste makes it perfect for spreading on a warm muffin, sauteing, cooking or baking!  It is also available in Light and Olive Oil varieties.  What a great way to take one small step toward a more overall healthy and balance diet.  Give it a try and let them know what you think.  http://clvr.li/thenewICB 

Here’s the Recipes:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups uncooked old-fashioned oats [or quick-cooking oats]
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Spread
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups raisins

Optional – 1 Cup Chocolate Chips   

Preheat oven to 350°

Spray 13 x 9-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray

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In a medium bowl, combine flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon 

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Beat I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Spread with sugars in large bowl with electric mixer on low-speed until creamy

Beat in eggs and vanilla until blended

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Gradually beat in flour mixture on slow speed just until blended

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Stir in raisins.

*At this point, I tasted the cookie dough.  Yes, I live on the edge…I (and my children) eat raw cookie dough! I thought it would be good with chocolate chips, so I added some of those.  

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Spread dough evenly in prepared pan

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Bake 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted 1-inch from edge comes out clean

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Cool completely on wire rack

Cut into bars

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Visit http://clvr.li/thenewICB for more great recipes and leave a review to let others know your success story!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


  • Bobbie

    November 6, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    These are in the oven right now! If they taste half as good as the dough,the girls at work will devour them tomorrow!!! Pinned and shared

    1. Danita

      November 8, 2015 at 8:11 AM

      I’d love to hear how they liked them. Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed week.

  • Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods

    November 21, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    Oh my goodness! I love dessert like this!

    Pinning and sharing!

    I’d love for you to share this post at my Show Me Saturday linky party. The party goes live tomorrow morning at 7:00 am EST. My readers would love this!

    ~ Ashley

    1. Danita

      November 21, 2014 at 7:03 PM

      Thanks Ashley, I’ll plan to stop by.

  • sarahsofiaproductions

    November 21, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    These look AMAZING! I just pinned it to try later and shared it via Twitter! Can’t wait to make it, maybe for Christmas cookie exchange!

  • Margaret

    November 21, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Great recipe! They look wonderful!

  • Britney

    November 21, 2014 at 8:19 AM

    These look delicious! I’m sure they are healthy too, right? 🙂

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