Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I have been making these yummy fruit bars for years and everyone loves them, except DH who hates raspberries. Most "normal" people love them. This recipe comes from the back of a Pillsbury Plus cake mix box. I hope you like it as much as DH hates it. Yes the oatmeal and butter are listed twice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray the bottom of a 13 x 9 pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a small saucepan over low heat dissolve the cornstarch in the reserved raspberry liquid.
  4. When all of the cornstarch is dissolved add the raspberries.
  5. Stir constantly and bring to a boil until mixture thickens.
  6. Remove from heat and set aside.
  7. In a large bowl combine cake mix, 1/3 cup oatmeal and 1/2 cup butter at low speed mix until crumbly.
  8. Reserve 1 cup of crumb mixture.
  9. Add 1 egg to the crumb mixture in large bowl.
  10. Beat until well mixed.
  11. Place into 13 x 9 pan and press into bottom creating a crust.
  12. Bake for 10 minutes.
  13. In same bowl combine the reserved crumbs. 1/4 cup oatmeal and 1 tablespoon softened butter or margarine.
  14. Mix until crumbly.
  15. Remove crust from oven.
  16. Spread raspberry mixture over base.
  17. Sprinkle with crumb mixture.
  18. Return to oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.


Most Helpful

These are the perfect alternative to the usual choc &/or peanut butter bar cookies. Very sweet. These sold out quickly at the hosp. bake sale!

Jojo422rn April 14, 2008

Though DH wasn't wild about them, I quite liked them and, for ease, you can't beat 'em. I gave some to a friend and the other day I saw his son who immediately said, "We NEED more of those raspberry bars!" He is in his twenties, so these aren't just for the little ones. Thanks, mandabears!

chinasmom2000 March 20, 2008

I really like raspberry bars but it seems that most of them use preserves for the raspberry part and they're too sweet for my taste, so these looked real promising. I made them this morning and tried a piece after they cooled - perfect. Nice tart raspberry flavor to contrast with the sweetness of the cake. I'm sure my family will like them too. (they're normal and like raspberries!) Thanks!

HEP MEP February 26, 2008

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