Strawberries 'n Cream Oatmeal Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Rachel Hanawalt
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 55 mins
These sweet, fruity, and buttery bars make a delicious after-dinner treat and are the perfect way to use up your leftover strawberry jam from last season.
  • ¾ C (1½ sticks) softened salted butter
  • ¾ C packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C white flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1¼ C rolled oats
  • 1 C strawberry jam
  • ¼ C mini white chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and the vanilla in a large mixing bowl. In a small mixing bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Intermittently add the flour mixture to the creamed butter and sugar while using an electric mixer until evenly combined. Next mix in the oats with the mixer on the low setting, taking care not to break the oats up too much.
  2. Line a 9x9 pan with parchment paper and then, using your fingers, evenly spread the dough out along the bottom of the pan. Next, add a layer of strawberry jam and then sprinkle with almonds. Cook in a 350º F oven for 34-37 minutes, or until the edges of the bars are golden brown and the jam is bubbling.
  3. After removing the bars from the oven, immediately sprinkle with white chocolate chips and allow the bars to cool for 30 minutes. Once cooled, but still warm, pick the bars up out of the pan using the parchment paper and cut into 12 bars. Serve warm or allow to cool completely.
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