Raspberry Oat Bars
Raspberry Oat Bars with a sweet crumb topping are a cinch to make. They are just divine for your bake sales, potlucks, parties or as an afterschool snack.
Servings 16 bars
- ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
- ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup quick-cooking oats
- 3 tablespoon packed brown sugar
- 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 2 tablespoon butter softened
- ⅓ cup seedless raspberry preserves
- ½ teaspoon lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or line a 9x9x2-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt, oats and brown sugar. Set aside.
In a large bowl cream the cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer. Add the flour mixture; beat on low speed until the mixture is crumbly. Measure out 1 cup of the crumb mixture, set aside.
Press the remaining crumb mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine the preserves and lemon juice. Carefully spread the preserves mixture over the hot crust. Sprinkle the reserved crumb mixture over the top.
Bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
Cool in pan on a wire rack before cutting into bars.
Serving: 1bar | Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg