Recipe by Megan
"Quick and easy, but they taste so decadent."
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1 (18.25 ounce) package
yellow cake mix
2 1/2 cups
quick cooking oats
I love these! I've made these a dozen times and here are a couple suggestions that I've found make them even better: As another user suggested, use 1 Tbsp lemon juice instead of the 1 Tbsp water. Also, I always add a few splashes of milk or evaporated milk of half and half (whatever I have on hand)to the cake mixture. It makes the bars stick together much better and they don't come out too crumbly at all.
As is, it's a great BASE recipe. I took another reviewer's advice and used a lemon cake mix. I also used fresh lemon juice in place of the water with the raspberry preserves. I didn't have any problem with sticky dough. It was a bit dry but it all worked out in the end. To take it over the top, I drizzled homemade lemon glaze with fresh lemon juice over the top. Ordinary dessert made extraordinary. NOTE: Try making it this way. Addictive little bars, lemme tell you.
Oh, man, these are good! I used lemon cake mix, and instead of adding water to the jam, I used lemon juice. The lemon-raspberry combo is simply wonderful. These came together so easily; they'll be a regular around here!
Wonderful snack! Healthy too since I replaced apple sauce instead of butter! I will make this again and again.
This is the easiest recipe with the best results. I make them the night before and cover the sheet pan with foil, and cut in the a.m.
It can even be made up to 2 days ahead to be cut up on the third dat. This is a big hit at our bake sale and my brother-in-law has me make them every year for his birthday.
This is not a cakey recipe. It doesnt even taste like cake, people can believe it when i give them the recipe.
Try other fillings like fluff and chocolate chips,, peanut butter chips,, Anything goes with this!!!
I love this recipe! When the bars cool, I like to melt about 2 Tbsp. of white or cream cheese frosting in a bowl. Then I drizzle lines over the top in a lattice pattern. Gives these bars a certain finishing touch.
This bar was very good but too sweet for my taste. I served them at a baby shower and everyone loved them. They're the easiet and fastest recipe to make. I think next time I would use 2 cups of jam to create a fruitier flavor. All I could really taste was the cake mix.
Wonderful and quick recipe. I also only had lemon cake mix on hand, and they turned out wonderful. I also substitued the water for lemon juice.
A few tips:
- Do not overbake, or they will be very dry. Mine took only 16 min. to bake completely.
- Make sure your butter is completely melted.
- Cut the squares, when they are completely cooled or they will crumble on you!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Raspberry Oatmeal Bars
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 78
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