Oatmeal Jam Bars
Fifteen short minutes is all it takes to mix up these enticingly chewy jam-filled oatmeal bars. Raspberry jam is wonderful, but feel free to substitute any jam you like; strawberry, apricot, or cherry preserves are all delicious.
Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
2 3 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup seedless raspberry preserves
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Press the remaining crumb mixture onto the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine preserves and lemon juice. Carefully spread preserves mixture over hot crust. Sprinkle with the reserved 1 cup crumb mixture. Bake about 15 minutes more or until top is golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Makes 36 bars.