Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Wrapped individually, these easy to make cereal bars are a great breakfast-on-the-go. Their filling layer can be made using apricot, raspberry, strawberry, or any other flavor of jam that you enjoy. A recipe found on the internet.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 2 12 cups oatmeal
  • 34 cup margarine or 34 cup butter, melted
  • 12 ounces jam or 12 ounces fruit preserves
  • 1 -2 tablespoon water


  1. Combine cake mix, oatmeal, and melted margarine; cover the bottom of a 9x13" baking pan with half of this mixture and press firmly into place.
  2. Combine jam and water; spoon evenly over mixture in pan.
  3. Crumble remaining mixture evenly over jam layer and press lightly into place.
  4. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned on top; cool completely before cutting into bars.


Most Helpful

I liked these very much but I added the egg as suggested. I feel it helped a great deal. Also, because we are tring to eliminate corn syrpe from our diets-I think I'm going to use a homemade preserves next time I make these. I'm sure a homemade pie filling would be lovely in these too but I didn't have any fresh fruit at the time to try that. My next plan of attack is to make my own "yellow cake mix" to have on standby for when I need it in a pinch like this. You would be surpised the unknown crap that is in our ready made convience foods. I have my own version of bisquick already! All in all, this is a great allternative to boxed cereal bars!

boheme-anne August 05, 2010

Great flavor. I also took the advice of chef 382088 and added an egg. They held up nicely. They will go great in school lunches. Thanks for sharing!

Elaniemay July 10, 2010

OK, so I played around a bit. I used reduced sugar cake mix for personal preference. I also mixed up the butter/mix/oatmeal and separated about 2/3 and 1/3 I put aside. The 2/3 I added one egg and pressed into a 9x9" pan. Then I made the jam mix and heated it about 30 seconds to better mix and spread. Then I put the 1/3 oatmeal mix on top. This eliminated the crumbly issue my fellow bakers had. Might help you in the future.... :)

aprils0909 November 28, 2008

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