Jam Mazurkas (Inspired by Mean Chef)

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by evelynathens

I made Mean Chef's Raspberry Mazurkas this morning to take to my son's boy scout camp tomorrow - they are wonderful and I strongly urge you try them. Having said that, I made a second batch with a number of my own 'tweaks' (and using apricot jam). The recipe has changed, but it is still really good. I hope you try this version, too.

Top Review by oreosherriden

I have been looking for the best oatmeal jam bars for a long time,and have finally found it. The only thing I did different was to use a 9-13 inch pan and strawberry jam.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preaheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Break up any clumps of sugar with your finger tips and work the ingredients to mix them.
  3. Add melted butter and egg and work with fingers (I used one hand so I wouldn't get both gunky) to combine well.
  4. Press half of dough in a foil-lined 15 X 10 inch pan, working well into edges and pressing down to compact.
  5. Spread out jam of your choosing to within 1/2 inch of edges of pan - do not be tempted to use more jam than called for, the bars will be too sweet.
  6. Take handfuls of remaining dough mixture and crumble it over pan, distributing evenly. Press down with palms of hand to compact - but not too hard.
  7. Bake until golden-brown. 50 minutes in my oven (and to my taste).
  8. Cool completely before cutting. Cut lengthwise into 4 even rows and crosswise into 6.

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