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Fruit Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Rated as 4.31 out of 5 Stars

"This super-easy and delicious bar recipe makes a great treat. For a neat taste mix two different preserves together like apricot and strawberry or raspberry and blackberry."
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Ingredients

servings 289
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. Combine the butter, brown sugar, flour, baking soda, salt and rolled oats. Press 2 cups of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread the preserves over the top and sprinkle with the remaining crumb mixture, gently pressing crumbs into jam.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes. Allow to cool before cutting.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 289 calories; 8.5 51.1 2.6 20 121 Full nutrition

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After trying these bars many different ways, this is the modified version we liked best: Combine all dry ingredients first, then cut in butter with 2 knives as for pie dough. Press with fingers ...

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I was looking for a shortbread-based bar cookie recipe & found this. Trufflebun's advice to "combine all dry ingredients first, then cut in butter with 2 knives as for pie dough" works well. I u...

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After trying these bars many different ways, this is the modified version we liked best: Combine all dry ingredients first, then cut in butter with 2 knives as for pie dough. Press with fingers ...

This is the 2nd time I've tried this recipe. The first time, they turned out flat,crumbly and the fruit was rubbery. The next time, I doulbed the recipe, used seedless jam, and put about 1-2 tsp...

This is our favorite bar cookie. We've tried many types of fruit, and apricot is our favorite. To make a breakfast oatmeal bar, I double everything except the sugar and jam, which makes a bar ...

I really think this recipe works better if you make it in an 8 or 9 inch square pan. If you want to use a 9x13 pan you really need to double the recipe. I doubled it and added 2T. milk and 2t. v...

Excellent and easy recipe. Instead of using jam, you could substitute one cup water and 1/2 cup dates boiled until you get a thick jam like consistancy. That way you don't end up with ...

I found these okay but a little dry. I doubled the butter, melted completely. My favorite filling is an apple butter/applesauce mix with pumpkin spice added (however much you like). I also ad...

This recipe is simple and easy to prepare but everyone who tastes these bars is really impressed by them. It's great, especially for someone who is just learning to bake (like me).

Very Good! I put the whole recipeon the bottom of the pan them covered in jam. I made a streusel topping or cinnamon, flour, brown sugar and oats and sprinkled on top.

I made this a year ago, trying to "copy", or should I say, figure out how to make grape bars. I live in the Finger Lakes and also work in vineyards. Anyways, one of my bosses got me hooked on ...