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These wonderful chewy gooey fruit filled bars are super quick and easy to prepare, using a cake mix! Great with a cuppa. Based on a recipe from Allrecipes.
- Preheat the oven to 375 and grease a 9X13 pan.
- In a large bowl, mix the cake mix, 2 cups of the oats, butter, applesauce, and vanilla. Add the remaining oats a little at a time until the mixture just starts to form big clumps. (Discard the rest.).
- In a separate bowl, mix the preserves, water, and lemon juice. Press 1/2 the crust dough in the pan. Slather on the preserve mixture, keeping away from the very edges so the fruit doesn't burn. Sprinkle remaining crust mixture on top.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, until the top crust is lightly browned.