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These Raspberry Jam Oatmeal bars are a quick and easy dessert or snack idea! Change up the flavor by changing the jam!
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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.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Raspberry Oat Bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16 bars
Calories 72kcal
Author Ang Paris

Ingredients

  • cup all-purpose flour
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoon butter softened
  • cup seedless raspberry preserves
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

⏲️ Storage
Store your bars in an airtight container. I love using bakery boxes from Sistema. The raspberry oat bars will stay fresh for up to a week in a container like this.
💭 Frequently Asked Questions
What flavors of jam are good in oatmeal fruit bars?
Pretty much any jam, preserve or marmalade is going to be a delicious substitute in Raspberry Oat Bars! Here are some of my favorite flavors:
- strawberry jam
- peach preserves
- apricot-pineapple jam
- blueberry jam
- orange marmalade
Can you freeze homemade oat bars?
If you want to freeze the bars, wrap each one in plastic wrap and place all the individually wrapped bars into a freezer bag. These will last 2-3 months in the freezer.

Nutrition

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