Rating: 3.5 stars
22 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
  • 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.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Kritsada Panichgul

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
bake:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
36 bars
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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; fat 7g; cholesterol 20mg; saturated fat 5g; carbohydrates 25g; mono fat 2g; sugars 11g; protein 2g; sodium 121mg.
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