Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Total Time:
1 hr 20 min
10 min
30 min
40 min

24 servings

  • 1 3/4 sticks salted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for greasing pan
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • One 10 to 12-ounce jar strawberry preserves

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-by-13-inch rectangular pan.

Mix together the butter, flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Press half the oat mixture into the prepared pan. Spread with the strawberry preserves. Sprinkle the other half of the oat mixture over the top and pat lightly. Bake until light brown, 30 to 40 minutes. Let cool completely, and then cut into squares.

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Wonderful recipe and easy to make. It's also easy to sub out alternative fillings (in place of the strawberry preserves -- my favorite was an apple butter-cream cheese mix that I had leftover from another recipe). The only reason I gave this four instead of five stars is that I thought it had way more sugar than necessary. I cut the sugar in half and reduced the butter by 1/4 a stick (that part of was mostly a convenience thing because I didn't have an extra 1/4 stick!) and added a half a cup of applesauce and it turned out very tasty, great texture, and the preschoolers gobbled it up (and I felt better about the lower sugar content). item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and super easy!!! My kids even ate them!! YES!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick, easy and yummy. I had this in the oven in about 5 minutes and baked in 32 minutes. That's too quick and easy and could be dangerous. Everyone enjoyed it. Thank you. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We love these strawberry oatmeal bars. I make the recipe as written and we like them so much that I won't change a thing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! My 4.5 yr old was excited to see this recipe at the end of his Charlie book and wanted to make it right away. It contains two of his food allergies, but we were able to substitute Earth Balance buttery sticks for butter and GF Jules flour for the all-purpose flour. Also sprayed pan with coconut oil as opposed to adding more 'butter'. It turned out perfectly! Perfect sweet treat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This rocks! Followed recipe exactly. It's definitely a dessert oatmeal bar. ( a special treat) I loved it & so did my kids. Top was a little on crumbly, but that didn't stop me from eating it. After it cooled, I put in fridge. Awesome! I love The Pioneer Lady! Ate way too much, gotta get to gym tomorrow!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic. Doubled the recipe, but only used a total of 17 tblspns of low fat margarine - that is 1 tblspn short of two sticks.. (versus the 28 tblspns a double recipe calls for)- Also used raspberry jam.. These are absolutely delciious.. (Just add a little water to your mix if you cut the butter quantity.. ) - Thanks Ree.. another fantastic recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were delicious, thank you for sharing the recipe. We couldn't wait for them to cool off, so we waited about 10 mins and dug into them. Thanks again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
When I saw Ree making these, it brought back memories. I have been making these oatmeal bars for probably 20+ years. Found the recipe in our local newspaper. Hadn't made them for a while, so I pulled out the recipe and made a batch. YUM! I use whatever type of jam/jelly I have and just love them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ree, these were too salty. Did you mean to call for salted butter? item not reviewed by moderator and published
sorry, wouldnt let me edit.. I meant two sticks PLUS one tblspn! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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