Friday, February 10, 2012

Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

Serve these delicious bars with a hot pot of Earl Grey tea for the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.

Raspberry Oatmeal Bars - serves 9


1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 butter softened
3/4 cup seedless raspberry jam

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-inch square pan, and line with greased foil.

Combine the brown sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, and oats. Rub in butter using a pastry blender to form a crumbly mixture. Press 2 cups of the mixture into the bottom of the pan. Spread the jam to within 1/4-inch of the edge. Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture over the top, and lightly press it into the jam.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow to cool before cutting into bars.