Fruity Oatmeal Bars

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Laurie Lenartowicz

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@llenartowicz

These bars are so yummy! They have a great buttery crunch which is not too sweet. The raspberry jam adds just the right combination of sweet and tart. You can serve them as a dessert with coffee, after school snack or as part of a holiday cookie tray. Make sure that they are completely cool before cutting.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
18
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
40 Min

Ingredients

2 c
dry rolled oats
2 c
packed brown sugar
2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
baking soda
1 c
softened butter
13 oz
jar seedless raspberry, blackberry or peach preserves.

How to Make Fruity Oatmeal Bars

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Spray the foil generously with non-stick baking spray.
  • 2In a medium bowl, stir together the first 6 dry ingredients.
  • 3Mix the softened butter in with your hands. Press 4 cups of the cookie mixture into the bottom of the baking pan.
  • 4Spread the preserves over the oatmeal crust in the baking sheet. Leave about 1/4" along the edges. Sprinkle the remaining oatmeal crumbs on top of the preserves and press down lightly.
  • 5Bake the cookie bars for about 40 minutes until the edges and top are lightly browned. Remove pan to a cooling rack for 2-3 hours until firm and completely cooled.
  • 6Carefully take the cookie out of the pan using the foil to gently lift. Place the cooled cookie on a cutting board. Using a large knife sprayed with cooking spray, cut into 18 small pieces or desired shapes and sizes. Peel foil from bottom.
  • 7Store covered in a cool dry place.

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About Fruity Oatmeal Bars

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy