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My friend Jean brought this to a church coffee hour and everyone raved.  I’ve since made it many times, for Thanksgiving and Christmastime, cookie exchanges, church events, potlucks, neighbors and friends.  Fantastic recipe!

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Oatmeal Crust/Topping:
 
2 cups flour
1¼ cups quick cooking oatmeal
¾ cup packed brown sugar
1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened to room temperature

Cheescake Filling:
 
12 ounces cream cheese (1 1/2 bricks), softened to room temperature (I just used two 8 oz. pkgs)
½ cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cranberry Filling:

1 16-ounce can of whole berry cranberry sauce
2 teaspoons cornstarch

Crust: In a large mixing bowl stir together flour, oatmeal and brown sugar.  Using a pastry blender cut in the butter until resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 1½ cups of the crumbs for topping.

Press remaining crumbs into greased 13 X 9 inch pan.  Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.

Filling:  Meanwhile in the same bowl beat cream cheese and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs, lemon juice, and vanilla. Spread over hot baked layer.  Stir together corn starch and cranberry sauce; spoon carefully over cream cheese mixture.

Topping:  Sprinkle with reserved 1 1/2 c. crumbs.  Bake 40 minutes more at 350° or until set.  Cool on rack and chill at least 3 hours.  Cut into bars.

This is a dense and hearty bar cookie, with a good balance of sweet and tart.  It’s great for the fall and winter holidays.

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Who doesn’t love Peanut Butter Cups?  MMMMMMMMM

Do you love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter like I do?

If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to sugared cereal, try Mother’s Natural Bumpers crunchy corn cereal by the Quaker Oats Company.  It’s all natural, and only sweetened with molasses and honey.  Both kids and adults love Bumpers! 

Peanut Butter Bumpers

ingredients: CORN FLOUR, UNSULPHURED MOLASSES, NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER (GROUND PEANUTS, SALT), OAT FLOUR, RICE FLOUR, HONEY, SALT, NATURAL MIXED TOCOPHEROLS (VITAMIN E).

 Cocoa Bumpers

ingredients: CORN FLOUR, UNSULPHURED MOLASSES, HONEY, OAT FLOUR, CARAMEL COLOR, SALT, COCOA, NATURAL FLAVOR, NATURAL MIXED TOCOPHEROLS (VITAMIN E).
 

 For a 1 cup (33 g) serving of Peanut Butter Bumpers, there are 130 calories, 3 g protein, 2.5 grams total fat, and 26 g total carbs. 

WOW!  So it’s not steelcut oats, but it sure is better when comparing some of the “grandpa cereals” (as our son calls flakes with nuts & fruit & such.)

The Mother’s brand cereal is found in the health food section of our grocery store.   These are delicious and crunchy.  Try mixing the PB & choc bumpers with skim milk or plain rice or almond milk.  It’s like dessert!