Monday Mealtime… Raspberry Bars

Raspberry Bars

Today’s Monday Mealtime is an all time favorite of mine. It is my go to dessert to bring to someone’s house and I always get rave reviews! The credit for this recipe goes to my friend Kim O. She sent me the recipe years ago and I have been making them ever since.

Enjoy.

Ingredients:

  • Quaker Oats Oatmeal
  • Smucker’s Raspberry Preserves 18 oz
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Flour
  • Vanilla

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Spray the bottom and sides of a 13X9 pan with a non stick cooking spray  (or butter whatever you prefer)
  • In a mixing bowl combine
    • 1 2/3 cups of flour
    • 2 cups of oatmeal
    • 2/3 cup of butter
    • 1 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • Mix the ingredients together with a hand mixer or stand up mixer (my Kitchen Aid might be one of my favorite kitchen appliances!)
  • Then take half the mixture and press into the bottom of the pan
  • Spread the entire jar of preserves over the bottom crust
  • Then sprinkle the rest of the oatmeal mixture over the preserves
  • Bake 35 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly

Tips

  • These can be really sticky when you cut them up. The best way I have found is to stick the pan in the fridge for 10 or 15 minutes. When they are chilled they cut into squared pretty easily.
  • They last a long time and are great for trips.

 

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