Oatmeal and Jam Bars

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

I found this recipe on the web. Servings are approximate as it depends on how big you cut them.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 cup margarine, softened
  • 34 cup brown sugar
  • 1 12 cups flour
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 12 cups rolled oats (regular oatmeal, not instant)
  • 12 cup chopped almonds (optional)
  • 1 12 cups jam (your choice of flavor) or 1 12 cups preserves (your choice of flavor)


  1. Preheat over to 350.
  2. Grease a 9x13 baking pan.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream margarine and sugar.
  4. Add remaining ingredients except for jam and mix well.
  5. Pat three-fourths of dough into bottom of pan.
  6. Spread jam evenly over top of dough.
  7. Crumble remaining dough over jam.
  8. Bake 30 minutes. Cool in pan, then cut onto 2 inch squares.


Most Helpful

This is a winner at my house. I use butter instead of margarine and I add about 1/4 to 1/2 tsp cinnamon to the oatmeal mixture. Also, a rather obvious hint, the jam or preserves are more spreadable at room temperature.

Hoxiesgirl July 24, 2009

Excellent! I used butter instead of margarine and walnuts instead of almonds... Scrumptious with raspberry jam(heaven!)--everyone devoured these! a keeper!

sheridanleigh December 17, 2005

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