Raspberry Jam Oatmeal Bars

Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 35 mins Yields 16     adjust servings

These Raspberry Jam Oatmeal bars are a quick and easy dessert or snack idea!

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3 tbsp. packed brown sugar
  • 1 pkg. (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup seedless raspberry preserves
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or line a 9x9x2-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt, oats and brown sugar. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Press the remaining crumb mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes.
  5. 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. Cut into bars.

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