1 stick butter 1 cup splenda 1 tbsp water 1/2 tsp almond extract 1 cup flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 cups old fashion rolled oats 3/4 cups sugar free preserves (blackberry) 1/4 cup applesauce 1/2 tsp lemon juice
Preheat oven to 375* F. Line 8 inch square baking dish with foil, coat with cooking spray. On medium speed, beat butter, splenda and water until fluffy, 30 seconds; beat in extract. Beat in flour, soda and salt until combined. Beat in oats. Reserve 1 cup dough. Spread remaining dough in pan. In bowl, combine preserves, applesauce and lemon juice; spread over dough in pan. Crumble resereved dough on top. Bake 40 minutes or until golden. Cool. Use foil to lift bars pan. Peel foil from edges. Cut into bars. 16 1 inch pieces.
So good that I ate too many of them. I made them with blueberry instead of blackberry. Make sure to let them cool before you take them out and try to cut them; otherwise, you're likely to break a few... and then you'll be tempted to eat those pieces, too (if you're anything like me).