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oatmeal bars

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

These melt-in-your-mouth Oatmeal Bars with a buttery crumb and a sweet raspberry jam filling are always a huge hit. With common pantry staples, these bars are quick and easy to prepare. I love to take these to potlucks, parties, and bake sales. Enjoy them for breakfast, dessert, or a light snack.

yield 15 Bars
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For oatmeal bars

  • 1 ½ c
    old-fashioned oats
  • 1 ¾ c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 c
    light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • ½ tsp
  • 1 lg
    egg beaten
  • 3/4 c
    butter, melted
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 12 oz
    jar raspberry preserves

How To Make oatmeal bars

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 7×11-inch baking dish with butter or shortening.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, whisk together the rolled oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • 3
    Stir in the egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Split the mixture and pat half of it into the prepared baking dish.
  • 4
    Warm the raspberry jam in a saucepan over low heat. Using an offset spatula, spread the jam over the oatmeal mixture.
  • 5
    Crumble the rest of the oatmeal mixture over the raspberry jam. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 6
    For best results, let the bars fully cool before slicing