Can you believe it’s August already? The year is just flying by!
Truthfully I’m a little torn about moving so rapidly towards fall. I don’t have kids yet, so back to school doesn’t effect me too much – there’s just more traffic going to work in the mornings.
It’s more that I don’t want to see the warm weather go. Walking Jessie (our black lab) in super cold weather is the worst. Worse that sweating while walking her.
Plus, I’ve been digging cold treats recently. And those are perfect in warm weather. But I can carry those into winter, right? I mean, ice cream is totally a year round thing.
And I love all the fresh fruit right now! Even though you can get fruit year round, it’s all on sale right now. So I’m trying to squeeze fruit into as many treats as I can. They’ll be out of season soon and I’ll miss them.
These bars feature two of my favorite fruits – strawberries and blueberries. When I made these strawberry and blueberry oatmeal cookies towards the beginning of the summer, the hubs declared them to be the best cookie ever. I love that he loves them so much, but now that’s the only thing he wants me to make.
Since I know you all don’t want the same recipe repeated week after week on the blog, I decided to make him the cookies – but with a twist!
Instead of white chocolate chips, I made them with white chocolate cheesecake. And in bar form!
Bingo! These might be even better than the cookies. Same great taste, but with cheesecake.
The cheesecake is the perfect addition. A great contrast in texture to the cookie around it. Heaven for the cinnamon, oatmeal, fruit and cheesecake lover!
And the oatmeal cookie base and topping is so soft and cinnamon filled, it totally melds together with the cheesecake and all comes together perfectly for a party in your mouth.
And because these bars are full of oatmeal and fruit, they’re perfect for breakfast.
I like these even better than the cookies. The hubs wasn’t sold though. He’s still a cookie guy.
Oh well, more for the rest of us! I guess I’ll be making the cookies again.
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The inspiration for these bars – Strawberry, Blueberry and White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies