A layered treat, with the sweet taste of fruit combined with the crunch and wholesomeness of the oat mixture.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-inch pan
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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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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until smooth. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda and cinnamon; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in the walnuts. Set aside 2 cups of the mixture. Press remaining mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread preserves over the base and crumble the reserved oat mixture over the top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes until golden. Cool before cutting into squares.

Nutrition Facts

410 calories; protein 4.7g 9% DV; carbohydrates 55.5g 18% DV; fat 19.6g 30% DV; cholesterol 40.7mg 14% DV; sodium 200.4mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2009
I have made this recipe twice in one weekend. It is very good. Here are some tips. Use the 9 X 13 pan but you will need to reserve only about 3/4 C of crumb mixture- otherwise there won't be enough to pack into the pan. I reserved all of the walnuts for the topping. I added 1 TSP of Vanilla and subbed nutmeg for cinnamon. Oh one more thing... I used half a jar of jam for each batch. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/24/2005
This came out WAY to crumbly and would not stay in squares. I basically served it like it was a cobbler or a crisp. The taste is ok but not the greatest will not make again. Read More
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49 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2009
I have made this recipe twice in one weekend. It is very good. Here are some tips. Use the 9 X 13 pan but you will need to reserve only about 3/4 C of crumb mixture- otherwise there won't be enough to pack into the pan. I reserved all of the walnuts for the topping. I added 1 TSP of Vanilla and subbed nutmeg for cinnamon. Oh one more thing... I used half a jar of jam for each batch. Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2011
These are a delicious healthy snack..... I used all applesauce in place of the butter. It makes a soft bottom crust, then i mixed 1 - 1 1/2 cups more oats into the remainder of the mix, to make it more crumbly for the top. I used rasperry jam. They're just the right amount of sweet. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2008
We really like these. We were looking for a healthy treat, though, so I substituted 1/2 cup applesauce for 1/2 cup of the butter. It added a really good flavor, reduced the fat, and I think helped the improve the crumbly factor other reviewers have mentioned--they stuck together just fine. However, one reviewer said she left out the sugar entirely and put tons of jam so I tried to just put half the sugar and tons of jam. It was okay but next time I'm just gonna put the sugar. Half the sugar = breakfast snack (not a problem), but all the sugar = treat (yum!). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2012
I tried this recipe for the first time last weekend. I used a jar of homemade peach jam (given to us by my husband's grandma). I don't know why but as I was making it - I just didn't have high expectations. I figured most of it would go to waste since my husband isn't a big oatmeal fan. I was pleasantly surprised! My husband and I both LOVED it. After he took his first bite - he asked me to make it again - so we wouldn't run out. His only complaint is that we didn't have any vanilla ice cream to go with it. (He stopped at the store the very next day to get some). We've been reheating the bars in the microwave and then serving it with ice cream all week. My only complaint is that I've gained 10 pounds... Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2003
Yum! A little on the sweet side so it may benefit from a little less sugar and I found that I needed a whole cup of preserves rather than 3/4 cup. On the whole a very tasty recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/24/2005
This came out WAY to crumbly and would not stay in squares. I basically served it like it was a cobbler or a crisp. The taste is ok but not the greatest will not make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2002
YUM YUM!!! So quick and easy to make too! Great for a brunch or snack. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2013
I omitted the nuts and used more oats (one person these were being served to has a nut allergy) and used blackberry jam. I wanted to jazz them up a bit so I made a simple confectioner's sugar glaze with lemon juice and a little of the same jam used in the filling once they were completely cooled. So quick and easy---delicious! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2007
These were so delicious fast and easy to make. And it was great I got to use up some of the raspberry jam from our garden(we have more than we can shake a stick at). thank you so much for this recipe = i'll definitely be making it again! Read More
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