Monday, December 31, 2012

Strawberry Oat Bars

  • I came across this easy recipe on the food network. Ree Drummond- Pioneer Woman made this simple bar, and I knew it was one that I wanted to try out. I almost always like anything she makes. I wasn't disappointed, these lovely golden bars were tasty. Make sure you butter your pan really well, they can be a tad difficult to get out. I also have plans to try a different flavored jam and maybe adding some peanut butter as well. I think this recipe is perfect for tinkering!
  • Strawberry Oat Bars
  • 1 3/4 sticks salted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for greasing pan
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • One 10 to 12-ounce jar strawberry preserves


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-by-13-inch rectangular pan.
Mix together the butter, flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Press half the oat mixture into the prepared pan. Spread with the strawberry preserves. Sprinkle the other half of the oat mixture over the top and pat lightly. Bake until light brown, 30 to 40 minutes. Let cool completely, and then cut into squares.

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