I came up with this recipe when my children were small. It's a healthy snack to pack for lunch or anytime. Even my pickiest eater loves them.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat 1/2 cup butter or margarine until smooth. Add 1/4 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar and beat well. Add egg, milk, peanut butter and vanilla and beat well. Stir in 1 cup flour, 1 cup oats, and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.

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  • Spread in a greased 13 x 9 inch pan. Spread preserves all over top. Sprinkle with crumb topping.

  • To Make Topping: Mix together 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup quick oats, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/8 teaspoon baking soda, and 3 tablespoons softened butter or margarine until crumbly. Sprinkle over the top of the preserves.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 18 - 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

421 calories; protein 6.6g 13% DV; carbohydrates 61.6g 20% DV; fat 17.3g 27% DV; cholesterol 43.9mg 15% DV; sodium 213.1mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2003
These are great! Even my peanutbutter-hating-husband likes them. They didn't last long around here!:) I did have to increase the cooking time to about 40 minutes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/20/2003
These are OK but the cooking time or temp or something is off. The outsides cooked but the insides stayed mushy. It is tricky to time it right so that it does not burn and you can still cut them into squares. They did not set up into cookie form very well for me. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
05/20/2003
These are OK but the cooking time or temp or something is off. The outsides cooked but the insides stayed mushy. It is tricky to time it right so that it does not burn and you can still cut them into squares. They did not set up into cookie form very well for me. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/17/2006
Umm...healthy? Nothing healthy in this recipe... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2003
These are great! Even my peanutbutter-hating-husband likes them. They didn't last long around here!:) I did have to increase the cooking time to about 40 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2003
These cookies were enjoyed by the adults but not too much by the children! I used peach preserves as no suggestions were made for the type of jelly. The cookies were very moist and delicious especially when warm. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/06/2003
I expected these to be really good. They are just average. I don't know if I will make these again nobody is eating them. I thought they would be bars and could be cut and put on a plate instead you have to scoop them out of the pan and eat with a fork. I also had to cook longer then it stated. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2005
Good a little too sweet. I'll make it without the sugar next time. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2003
The kids love it but I would note letting it cool to the touch then chilling in the fridge until set before cutting! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2007
This was exactly what I was looking for. I really wanted a pb&j sandwich for breakfast but I'm out of bread at the moment. I used old fashioned oats halved the ingredients and baked in a 9x9 dish. My oven runs pretty hot so I didn't have a prob w/ the cooking time like other reviewers. Next time I will def use better preserves this time I had to just use what I had on hand which was a mixture of strawberry preserves and my son's grape jelly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2006
I thought this recipe is great! It's easy to make and tastes great! My kids love it and everytime I take it somewhere I leave without any left! I do cook it alittle longer than stated. Great recipe to get kids involved! Read More
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