Uncle Wiggly Bars

"Don't let the name throw you... These squares aren't wiggly! If you're looking for an easy square to make, and crave something with oatmeal, these are just the squares to try!"
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Ready In:
1 10x14 inch cookie sheet




  • Heat oven to 350°.
  • Grease a cookie sheet with 1/4 inch sides, by spraying with Pam cooking spray.
  • Boil together the butter with the brown sugar in a medium saucepan.
  • Stirring constantly until the brown sugar and butter are no longer seperate, but come together like caramel sauce.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in vanilla extract.
  • In a large bowl, place the quick cooking rolled oats, and the pinch of salt.
  • Pour the carmel sauce over the oats and stir until well combined.
  • Dump the oat mixture onto the greased cookie sheet and spread out evenly, pressing into the pan.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the edges just lightly brown, DO NOT OVERBAKE!
  • As soon as the squares are removed from the oven, use a metal spatula (or pancake flipper) and score the squares, (cut through them into the sizes you will be serving.) If you do not score the bars, you can not cut them later or they fall apart.
  • Enjoy!
  • (Many old-timer's remember this recipe as one their mothers made when they were little kids).

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  1. Not a review, but Uncle Wiggley was a Rabbit in a series of children's stories from the 1940's or so. I still have my well worn & loved copy of his book.


As a recent Immigrant to the U.S. of A., I'm passing my time baking and doing crafts, I came here from Alberta, Canada in August of 2002. When I lived in Alberta, I spent my afternoons/evenings working the later shift in an Oat and Barley Flour mill owned and operated by ConAgra Foods. My interest in baking peaked while I worked at this mill. Many oatmeal and/or barley inclusive recipes have worked their way into my collection over time. And Quaker oats, are NOTHING compared to ConAgra Oats. Keep an eye out for my baked good recipes, coming soon, and as often as I make them. I come from a german-canadian background, with a little polish, irish, ukranian thrown in... I also took an interest in trying ethnic dishes, so a few of those recipes are lying around too. In my spare time I do crafts as well, basically including balloon-twisting, face-painting, tatted lace making, parchment card making, sewing, and scrapbooking. My hubby builds computers, so due to our abundance of the machines, I also spend time surfing the net, and playing computer games. Anything else you want to know? Ask :)
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