Microwave Oatmeal Jam Bars

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READY IN: 27mins
Recipe by thejonesgal

I've had this recipe for many years. We got our first microwave in 1983 and this recipe was in the book that came with it. (Sharp Carousel microwave cookbook) It's quick, easy and delicious. The recipe says it makes 32 small bars, but it's hard to cut them that small.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1. Lightly grease an 8-inch, heat-resistant, non-metallic baking dish.
  2. 2. In a medium-sized bowl, cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Stir in flour, salt, baking soda and oats. Combine until well blended.
  3. 3. Press one-half of mixture into bottom of prepared baking dish.
  4. 4. Heat, uncovered, on FULL POWER 5 minutes.
  5. 5. Spread jam evenly over baked oat mixture.
  6. 6. Crumble remaining oat mixture over jam and press lightly.
  7. 7. Heat, uncovered, on FULL POWER 7 minutes. Test for done-ness with a toothpick.(It should come out clean).
  8. 8. Allow to cool and cut into bars.

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