strawberry filled oatmeal bars

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By Paula Musegades
from Waltham, MA

I created this recipe one day after coming home from a long vacation and realizing that I didn't have any eggs with which to bake. I knew I had butter, sugar and old-fashioned oats on hand, so I started brainstorming on what I could create with those simple ingredients. After playing around with my one of my grandmother's old recipes for date bars, this is what I came up with. These little squares of goodness are filled with an ooey-gooey layer of strawberry jam, and topped with a crumbly, oaty, brown-sugary topping that is sure to please. I hope you enjoy!

serves 12
prep time 10 Min
cook time 35 Min

Ingredients For strawberry filled oatmeal bars

  • 1/2 c
    light brown sugar - firmly packed
  • 1/2 c
    salted butter - softened
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 c
    strawberry jam
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How To Make strawberry filled oatmeal bars

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    Using cooking spray, grease one 9x9 inch pan. (You could also line with greased parchment paper.)
  • 3
    In a mixer combine all ingredients except butter and strawberry jam until well combined.
  • 4
    Mix in softened butter until you have a nice crumbly mixture.
  • 5
    Press about 2/3 of the mixture (about 1 1/2 to 2 cups) into the bottom of the baking dish.
  • 6
    Heat jam in the microwave (in a microwave safe dish) for about 20 seconds, then stir. This will make step seven MUCH easier.
  • 7
    Spread the strawberry jam evenly over the top, allowing room for a small border of oats at the edge. (about 1/4 to 1/2 inch)
  • 8
    Sprinkle the remaining oat mixture over the top.
  • 9
    Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Allow to cool before cutting into bars.
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