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Fruit Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Fruit Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Lorna

This super-easy and delicious bar recipe makes a great treat. For a neat taste mix two different preserves together like apricot and strawberry or raspberry and blackberry.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 289 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 51.1g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 121 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. Combine the butter, brown sugar, flour, baking soda, salt and rolled oats. Press 2 cups of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread the preserves over the top and sprinkle with the remaining crumb mixture, gently pressing crumbs into jam.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes. Allow to cool before cutting.
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Reviews

trufflebun
73
3/9/2006

After trying these bars many different ways, this is the modified version we liked best: Combine all dry ingredients first, then cut in butter with 2 knives as for pie dough. Press with fingers to form a solid mass. Use seedless fruit only preserves for filling. Bake in an 8X8-inch pan lined with buttered foil. Increase baking time by 5 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream. This is our personal favorite, but any way you make them, they're great!

Alexis T.
52
3/10/2007

This is the 2nd time I've tried this recipe. The first time, they turned out flat,crumbly and the fruit was rubbery. The next time, I doulbed the recipe, used seedless jam, and put about 1-2 tsp of evaporated milk into the oat mixture. It was much easier to press into pan, yet still able to crumble on the top. Much more flavorful. So simple and quick to make I have to keep the recipe!! Thanks!

GARRIDANN
52
2/20/2007

This is our favorite bar cookie. We've tried many types of fruit, and apricot is our favorite. To make a breakfast oatmeal bar, I double everything except the sugar and jam, which makes a bar that is less sweet.