Preheat oven to 350^. Grease or spray an 8-inch square pan, and line with quick release foil.
Combine all ingredients ,except butter,chips and jam.
Blend in butter with a pastry blender to get a crumbly mixture.
Press 2 c. of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread the jam to within 1/4 inch of the edge. Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture over the top, and lightly press it into the jam.
Bake for 3 minutes , or until lightly browned.
Five minutes before removing from the oven sprinkle mini chips over top- return to oven , to finish baking time.
Allow to cool before cutting into bars.