Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

"It beats buying those other bars that we don't know what's in them."
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  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a large bowl, mix everything together but the jam.
  • Measure out 2 cups of this mixture. Leave the rest in the bowl and set aside.
  • Take the 2 cups of the mixture and press it into the bottom of an 8 inches square pan, coated with cooking spray. Using a large spoon, distribute jam on top of the mixture in the pan. Spread it evenly all over. (I used the squeeze-bottle spread for this and it made this part of the process a lot quicker).
  • Take the remaining mixture and spread it over the jam. Press down lightly.
  • Bake 25 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting into bars.

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  1. Chris cuisine
    This is one of my favorite treats! I've been making it for a long time and just never reviewed it. It helps to warm jam in microwave for a few second to make it easier to spread. These don't last any time at my house! Thanks!
  2. Elisa 4
    Thank you so much for this recipe. Quick, easy and delish!! I made a double recipe in a pyrex 9 x 13 (didn't stick at all). They lasted less than 48 hours! And it was only my husband and 14 year old daughter that ate them. They had them for dessert and for breakfast. Given that I did make them for a quick breakfast snack, I did use a very nice whole wheat flour instead of normal flour. I'm going to make them again and again and again, but the next time I'm going to use a lower suger and higher fruit jam. Thanks again from me and my family!
  3. Rose is Rose
    Oh my gosh, these are fantastic! Way better than Nutri-grain bars! I doubled the recipe, greased my aluminum 9x13 pan with Crisco and they came out perfectly. I did only bake for 20 minutes as my oven runs a bit hot. They were just starting to turn golden around the edges. I should have heeded the warming of the jam hint. I used a strawberry spread (which is a bit runnier than jam) from Costco and as I kept pushing the cold spread around, it kept trying to pull up the bottom crust. These really are delicious and I would certainly ignore the "lousy" comment that one reviewer left. This would also make a great children's cooking project. A kid would have a lovely time squishing the crust ingredients together! Thank you for posting your wonderful recipe! It's a keeper!!
  4. canoepaddlerswife
    AAAMAZING! These bars smell delish! I doubled the recipe and had to add an extra 1/4c butter. I also used homemade pear jam. I don't think these babies will make it through the day!
  5. klgordon1
    Thanks for posting this quick, easy recipe. Fine the way it is, it really lends itself to tweaking. I used Bonne Maman strawberry jelly, whole wheat pastry flour, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and cut the butter by just over 2 Tbsp. Delicious! Nice to have something different to offer the kids. I think I would like to try this with some raspberry jam, almond extract and maybe some crushed almonds or pecans in the topping.


  1. ChefLee
    These are a sweet treat. I used Smucker's Simply Fruit which is all fruit and fruit juice instead of the jam. Used whole wheat pastry flour. I put a little vanilla ice cream with mine because they are sweet but good.



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