By Barefoot Beachcomber on September 02, 1999
Photo by Katzen
Photo by Katzen
Serving Size: 1 (47 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 16
"I've made these at least six times...I took them to a party, and to work, and everyone raves about them! Be sure to bake them long enough, or the center will be sticky. I've doubled the main recipe and used a 13" X 9" pan, and they are great!"
"Yummy with a cup of tea, or in the kids lunchbox."
"These make a wonderful healthy snack."
"Great recipe. My family thought these tasted like bars from a professional bakery. I increased the bluberries to 2 cups, and because the recipe doesn't specify which kind of oats to use, I made two different batches (quick oats v. rolled oats). The quick oats won--they held their shape much better."
"Excellent bars and soooo easy! Great for the kids lunchbox, a morning treat with coffee, or a yummy dessert served warm and topped with vanilla ice cream. I didn't have enough blueberries, so I added some chopped strawberries...FANTASTIC!"
"Blueberry Picnic Bars to the rescue! I had an abundance of blueberries and was looking for a recipe, other than muffins, to make with them. I used a slightly larger pan which resulted in my bars being a little thin...a mistake I will not make the next go'round. Delicious treat, well deserving of many occasions other than just picnics!"
"These bars are a great fresh tasting treat they are not too sweet. I used 2 cups of blueberries as per another review. I also tried two batches one with old fashioned oats rough chopped and one with them left whole, I prefered the chopped ones."
"Nothing spectacular, but very good!"
"I admit I could not leave well enough alone, I added a bit of cinnamon to the base and some almond flavoring to the butter before mixing. I also did not read ahead and instead of cooking the berry mixture I just spread it over the base and covered with remaining crumb mixture. It was too late when I realized it so I just baked anyway and it turned out great, not gooey and plenty of plump berries in every bite without doubling."
"These are great! Here are my substitutions: subbed regular flour for gluten-free flour and threw in a pinch of xanthan gum (I'm gluten intolerant). Used a loose 1/2c brown sugar instead of packed. Used 1/4tsp stevia in place of the sugar for the berries. Next time I'll use a few more berries, but DH loved them and he is usually hard to please if it's not chocolate :)"
"Outstanding! I have to stay out of the kitchen so that I do not eat the entire pan. My only caveat is that they are still quite gooey. It's over 85 F in our house (A/C is out) and while the cooled, I think they would have set better had I refrigerated them. I will double the recipe next time."
"Delish! I used blueberry pie filling- came out fantasitc for 4th of July picnic! Thanks for sharing~"
"I was so excited to make these, and i followed the recipe EXACTLY. they were not very good, and not sweet at all. bummer"
"I added about 1/2 t. cinnamon to the topping crumb mixture. Baked as directed in an 8" square pan."
"Made these for Easter and the whole extended family loved them. I used half blueberries and half cherries. Next time, I'll increase the fruit just a little, and add a touch of ginger or cinnamon. Just a little something extra."
"YUMM! These were so fantastic, so easy to make and so delicious. I think my boyfriend ate about 5 in a row! I can't wait to experiment with different berries, and maybe some chocolate. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!"
"Amazingly yummy! I pulsed the rolled oats in the food processor for a few seconds. The results had some whole oats, chopped oats and coarse oat flour. It worked beautifully. I made a double batch twice today in a 13x9 pan. There was not enough blueberries to cover but was somehow they cooked into a nice layer. The second I upped to 2 cups and there were berries in a nice single layer across the whole pan. Both were great so don't fret if you only have enough to make as written. I used parchment paper to line the pan folded it up the sides. Nothing is more foolproof that parchment. Loved the recipe!"
"Used fresh raspberries from my garden. Really tasty bars. Will make again. Added cinnamon and nutmeg in the filling."
"So simple and so good. I made this for our picnic the night before. I doubled the recipe and just used the whole bag of frozen berries & made sure i packed down the bottom crust and added cinnamon to the top crumb mix. I will forever keep this recipe! Ty BB"