Anyway, i'm being all foody today and i'll give you pictures.
It DID get golden brown! It smelled ridiculously amazing. I was still VERY sceptical it was going to cut into bars. At all. But i let it cool all the way - mainly because we had to eat dinner anyway, and that means we also "had" to watch another episode of Monk. We HAD TO. I love that show. 2 yr old sings the song. It's amazing. Anyway whatever. Let those bad boys cool, then cut them in time to watch The Middle. First bite, i may have died. I LITERALLY SAW THE LIGHT OK. And then Ree Drummond and Strawberry Oatmeal Bars were all, "It's not your time...come back...Target needs you...i mean your family does...".
If i have one "don't" for you, it's probably don't hide with the rest of them and eat them all because it's oats and they want to get out of your body at some point and maybe you won't feel so good anymore. You're welcome.