If you are like me, sometimes you just need something yummy. Not because you are hungry, not because you are celebrating. Just because.
Bil calls these "Cereal Bars"--makes him feel better about eating them in the morning, before the rest of us get up! They are quick and easy--and made from items I always have hanging around.
Oatmeal Caramel Cookies
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups quick cooking rolled oats
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
Mix all together and press down in a 9x9 pan. (they are really just crumbs at this stage). Bake at 400 degrees 15-17 min. until they are bubbly and a little golden brown at the edges.
Remove from oven and while still hot in pan cut into squares, but do not remove yet. Let cool completely. Remove from pan after they have cooled.
Adapted from Food that Really Schmecks, by Edna Staebler.