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I am so obsessed with everything berry right now.  Every time I walk into my grocery store or my local Farmer’s Market I am overwhelmed with how beautiful the berries are right now.  Strawberries, blackberries and blueberries, lots of blueberries.  

Blueberry, Love

I love blueberry anything and at anytime but I really love them for a snack.  I always try to keep them on hand for a quick bite when the afternoon is just dragging on or for a late night snack.  A few weeks ago I found them on sale and decided to testa  few recipes to make the blueberry shine.

After several tests on several recipes I found the one…Blueberry Snack Bars.

A perfect snack (or breakfast)

These bars really are the perfect snack.  They are hearty, a little sweet and a little tart.  I love them mid morning, with a cup of coffee or in the afternoon.  My niece and nephew love them for breakfast and really I do to.  

They are the perfect handheld oatmeal bar that will keep you going all morning long.

Not just for blueberries

If blueberries are not your favorite, thats ok.  You can use blackberries, strawberries or even peaches.  Even better combine a few together to highlight the best of what the season has to offer. 

Go ahead and get creative and let me know what you come up with…just make sure to tag me @sparklesnsprouts.

Bring on the bars…

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Blueberry Snack Bars

Celebrate everything blueberry with these delicious and hearty snack bars. They are loaded with a ton of flavor and texture without a ton of guilt.

10 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

55 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups old fashioned oatmeal
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups fresh blueberries (you can use frozen if you want)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper, set aside
  • In a large bowl mix together oatmeal, flour, sugars, baking soda & salt until well combined
  • Add in melted butter and stir until well incorporated
  • Press 2/3 of the oatmeal mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan
  • In a medium bowl stir in blueberries, sugar & corn starch until blueberries are evenly coated
  • Pour blueberries over oatmeal and spread into a single layer
  • Crumble remaining oatmeal mixture over the blueberries
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until top crust is golden brown and blueberries have started to burst
  • Remove and let cool completely before cutting
  • Store in airtight container in the refrigerator
  • ENJOY!

Notes

You can use blackberries or strawberries if you so desire

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