Outdoorsmen Bars

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Sherrybeth

These have everything in them but a kitchen sink. I send them out with my hunter's every year to the camp and they come back with an empty dish asking for more.

Top Review by CoolMonday

Final outcome is wonderful.. I used Splenda brown sugar and it was fine in the crust but a little sweet for my taste in the topping. I will cut that to 1/3 cup. I didn't have wheat germ so I used wheat bran, same amount. the orange zest gave a lovely flavor. Also I didn't have choc chips but I did have premelted chocolate which I spread over the crust. That was a good choice lol.. I pressed the crust ingredients pretty firmly into the baking dish. I used raisins instead of date, because that's what I had. And used almost a full cup of the apricots. All in all, it worked out very well and will make it again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter with 1 cup brown sugar in a large bowl until well blended.
  3. Stir in the oats, flours, wheat germ and orange peel and mix well.
  4. Spread this mixture evenly in the bottom of a well-greased 13 X 9 inch baking dish. Once spread into the pan, MASH it all down until it forms a solid crust.
  5. Combine eggs, pecans, chocolate chips, dates, apricots, coconut and remaining 1/2 cup of brown sugar in a separate large bowl.
  6. Mix gently but thoroughly.
  7. Pour this mixture over the "crust" mixture and spread evenly.
  8. Bake at 300 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until browned on top.
  9. Allow to cool completely and cut into bars.
  10. Store in airtight container.

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