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  • 22 Ratings

Fifteen short minutes is all it takes to mix up these enticingly chewy jam-filled oatmeal bars. Raspberry jam is wonderful, but feel free to substitute any jam you like; strawberry, apricot, or cherry preserves are all delicious.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in oats, brown sugar, and lemon peel; set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, combine cream cheese and butter. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add flour mixture; beat on low speed until mixture is crumbly. Measure 1 cup of the crumb mixture; set aside.

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  • Press the remaining crumb mixture onto the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine preserves and lemon juice. Carefully spread preserves mixture over hot crust. Sprinkle with the reserved 1 cup crumb mixture. Bake about 15 minutes more or until top is golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Makes 36 bars.

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From Our Kitchen:

Line your baking pan with foil, extending the foil over edges of pan. Grease foil; set pan aside. Once the bars have cooled, simply use the edges of the foil to lift the uncut bars out of the pan.

Nutrition Facts

173 calories, 7 g fat (5 g saturated fat, 0 g polyunsaturated fat, 2 g monounsaturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 121 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, 11 g sugar, 2 g protein.

Reviews

22 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 8
  • 1 Rating Star 4
  • 4 Rating Star 4
  • 2 Rating Star 3
  • 3 Rating Star 3