From the Co-op Bakery: Raspberry Biker Bars

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Co-op-made Biker Bars are a longstanding staple in our community. And whether you rock a Harley or a Schwinn, these delectable bars are sure to please. They're full of wholesome ingredients like flax seeds, dates and pecans and are topped with a sweet, buttery streusel. So bake up a batch and get ready to ride!

To make the Raspberry Biker Bars you will need: 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 2 ¼ cups brown sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 ½ cups rolled oats 3 ½ cups whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt ¾ cup flax seeds 1 cup pecans, chopped 1/3 lb dates, pitted and chopped 4 cups raspberries

To make the streusel topping you will need: 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 ¼ cups brown sugar 1 ¼ cups butter, cold and cubed 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream butter and sugar. Then add eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and dates, mix thoroughly, scraping the bottom. Divide the mixture in half and place in two lined 9” X 13” pans. Evenly spread 2 cups of raspberries over each pan. To make streusel topping combine dry ingredients and cube butter. Add dry ingredients to butter and mix until crumbly. Spread 3 cups of streusel over each pan. Bake for 45 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cut each pan into 24 bars. These freeze nicely!