Get ready for the Sweet Sixteen basketball playoffs with these super-healthy oatmeal-raisin snack bars. Make 16 bars in just 16 minutes: sweet! They're perfect for budding athelets, full of whole grains and fruit with have no cholesterol or added fat. The bars hold together well and aren't sticky, so you can bring a plate of them into the TV room without hesitation. Of course, they pack well in a lunch bag too.
I'm excited that two teams I follow made it into the Sweet Sixteen: my home team, NC State's mighty Wolfpack, and the team from where I grew up, Michigan State's fierce Spartans. I hope both teams shoot for the moon!
But back to baking.... I took a plate of Oatmeal-Raisin Bars to a friend who sent these comments from her family:
We all loved them and would be very happy to find them in our lunch boxes! "Really good. " "I like the consistency." "Just the right amount of sugar." "It's like a muffin."