Easy Raspberry Bars

    55 minutes

    I make these for my kids all the time as an after school snack or for lunchboxes. Quick, easy and delicious!

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    Serves: 24 

    • 170g butter, softened
    • 1 cup (220g) packed light brown sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups (120g) rolled oats
    • 1 1/2 cups (190g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 280g raspberry preserves

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. Grease a 20x30cm pan.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until smooth. Combine the oats, flour, salt and baking powder; stir into the creamed mixture. Press half of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread the preserves over the crust. Crumble the remaining crust mixture over the raspberry layer.
    3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until light brown. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

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    The reviewer from Texas that gave this a one star was not basing her opinion on the recipe the way it was written. You put applesauce and whole wheat flour into a dessert recipe, it's going to change how it tastes, and you really shouldn't be one-starring recipes here if you didn't follow directions. With that said, I followed the recipe as directed (go figure!) and ended up with deliciously crunchy sweet berry bars that were un-put-down-able. The vote was unanimous - this recipe's a winner, and it's been requested for Thanksgiving. And again, people, please don't rate recipes poorly if you took artistic license with them, just don't say anything and chalk it up to a bad idea, ok?  -  21 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made these yesterday and they were deemed a 'keeper' by the family immediately. I followed the recipe as written except that I used a raspbery, blueberry, blackberry perserve combination instead or straight raspberry. There is plenty of oatmeal/flour mixture to cover both the top and bottom of the bars, so no worries. I would recommend stirring up your preserves in a small bowl before adding them to the crust; this will allow for easier spreading. Also, do not spread the preserves all the way to the edge, but rather leave a little space so there is no burning. I would also reccomend keeping an eye on them during baking time; mine were done at about 18 minutes...25 minutes would've been too long in my oven. A yummy recipe we all enjoyed....thank you!!  -  18 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These were so easy to make, and tasted great! Since my three year old is allergic to peanuts I have a hard time finding granola bars for him. I cut these bars into rectangles so that they resembled granola bars. They were a huge hit! My only problem was that I couldn't use the outer 1/4 inch of the bars, since the jelly burned onto the pan, so I just cut around that. Next time, I'll be sure to spread the jelly so that it doesn't quite go to the edges.  -  10 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)