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Raspberry Oat Bars Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Raspberry Oat Bars

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until smooth. Combine the oats, flour, salt and baking powder; stir into the creamed mixture. Press half of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread the preserves over the crust. Crumble the remaining crust mixture over the raspberry layer.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until light brown. Cool completely before cutting into bars.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 24, 2010

The reviewer from Texas that gave this a one star was not basing her opinion on the recipe the way it was written. You put applesauce and whole wheat flour into a dessert recipe, it's going to change how it tastes, and you really shouldn't be one-starring recipes here if you didn't follow directions. With that said, I followed the recipe as directed (go figure!) and ended up with deliciously crunchy sweet berry bars that were un-put-down-able. The vote was unanimous - this recipe's a winner, and it's been requested for Thanksgiving. And again, people, please don't rate recipes poorly if you took artistic license with them, just don't say anything and chalk it up to a bad idea, ok?

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 28, 2011

My oldest boy and I made this together (mostly him, I supervised). I added my own touch (one heaping teaspoon of dried lemon peel to the "crust"). We didn't need the whole jar of raspberry preserves, one cup was plenty. These are baking right now. Great for simplicity with a small list of on hand ingredients for young bakers. EDITED: These were okay. A pain in the rear to get out of the pan. We basically had to chisel them out. Not fun.

Aug 18, 2007

I made these yesterday and they were deemed a 'keeper' by the family immediately. I followed the recipe as written except that I used a raspbery, blueberry, blackberry perserve combination instead or straight raspberry. There is plenty of oatmeal/flour mixture to cover both the top and bottom of the bars, so no worries. I would recommend stirring up your preserves in a small bowl before adding them to the crust; this will allow for easier spreading. Also, do not spread the preserves all the way to the edge, but rather leave a little space so there is no burning. I would also reccomend keeping an eye on them during baking time; mine were done at about 18 minutes...25 minutes would've been too long in my oven. A yummy recipe we all enjoyed....thank you!!

Sep 10, 2006

These were so easy to make, and tasted great! Since my three year old is allergic to peanuts I have a hard time finding granola bars for him. I cut these bars into rectangles so that they resembled granola bars. They were a huge hit! My only problem was that I couldn't use the outer 1/4 inch of the bars, since the jelly burned onto the pan, so I just cut around that. Next time, I'll be sure to spread the jelly so that it doesn't quite go to the edges.

Aug 27, 2009

Yum yum! I substituted applesauce for 1/4 cup of the butter, and left some of the sugar out! If I did it again, I would probably leave even more sugar out. Also, I didn't have very many preserves so heated up some frozen strawberries and added in a little bit of corn starch to thicken them up! (no sugar with the strawberries) It was delicious!

Feb 09, 2011

Oh YUM! Per another reviewer I cut back the sugar by half and replaced a quarter of the butter with applesauce. Not only is this a great dessert but it also goes wonderfully with morning coffee. Thank you so much Corwynn!

Aug 01, 2006

These are good with all kinds of preserves/jam. I add a little vanilla to the dough, too. I am going to make a bunch and freeze them so we can just grab them and run in the mornings.

Jan 26, 2006

Delicious! These are my fiance's favorite, and the man likes his desserts. The first time I made them they burned after 20 minutes- maybe because I had made my own brown sugar with molasses? The second time I lowered the heat to 375 and baked for 17 minutes. Perfect! Delicious with any kind of jam.


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  • Calories
  • 163 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 6.2 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 148 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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