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!"
"Hello BB! This is terrific! I am up alot at night so keeping up with Zaar is one of the things I do. Came across this recipe last night and had to make it immediately as I had all the ingredients on hand. Used SMart Balance for margarine and WheyLow brown sugar--otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Well, I guess not. I put it in a ceramic rectangular pan sprayed with PAM rather than using foil. Had to have a piece right away. Came out of the pan with ease and tasted AWESOME. The cookie part was probably the best oatmeal cookie I've had in ages. Can already think of a number of variations. Apple raisin /cinnamon; cherry almond; pumpkin spice. Anyway thank you for a great midnight snack. Judy in Wa"
"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."
"Made these bars twice in a week! Once as 8x8 and the next time doubled recipe using 13"x9" jelly roll pan. Made two changes increased the blueberries by 1/2 cup and used Earth Balance Organic Butter (dairy allergy). These are simply wonderful ~ thank you Barefoot Beachcomer!"
"Wow, these are really tasty and pretty healthy. I used whole wheat flour and sprinkled about 1 tablespoon of Grapenuts cereal on the topping for extra crunchiness, otherwise, followed recipe to a T. Next time I will do what other reviewers said and increase blueberries to 2 cups so I could get full blueberry coverage. My family really like the base, they said it tastes like a cookie. Nice recipe, I will make these again. Thank you."
"Awesome. Made for a family reunion. Doubled recipe for a 9x13 pan and used 4 cups of blueberries."
"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."