Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

These sometimes turn out crumbly, but that sure doesn't affect the taste. They taste delicious as bar cookies and also go great with ice-cream. Our family fights to see who gets to sprinkle the crumbs left in the pan over ice-cream.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups flour
  • 12 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 (10 ounce) jar100% all-fruit jam (I use Smuckers and we like strawberry and raspberry best, but any fruit would do.) or 1 (10 ounce) jar jelly (I use Smuckers and we like strawberry and raspberry best, but any fruit would do.)
  • 14 cup butter, melted
  • 12 cup brown sugar
  • 1 12 cups rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the softened butter, flour and powdered sugar.
  2. Mix only until the mixture is crumbly - if it gets to the goopy stage it will still work, but it is harder to work with.
  3. Press mixture into the bottom and about 1/2 inch up the sides of a 9" X 13" pan.
  4. If mixture is goopy and sticks to your hands try pressing with wet hands.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, mix together the 1/2 cup melted butter, the oats, brown sugar and cinnamon.
  7. When the short-bread crust comes out of the oven and while it's still red-hot, spread the jam or jelly over the crust. Use the whole jar.
  8. Crumble the oat mixture evenly over the jam/jelly layer.
  9. Return pan to oven and bake an additional 7 to 10 minutes.
  10. Let cool for a half hour or so before cutting into bars.
Most Helpful

I was careful- didn't let the dough get to the "goopy" stage, which made it easy to pat into the dish.. used a jar of blackberry jam, and added a pinch of nutmeg to the oatmeal topping. I sprayed the top with butter spray & ran it into the oven for 10 minutes. YUM is the perfect title for these goodies! Made for PAC, and loved the results!!

Kizzikate May 04, 2007