Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

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Yesterday, I was cooking up a storm in my kitchen. I made some potato soup, homemade soft pretzels with ranch seasoning, and these oatmeal square bars. I think this was my favorite recipe that I made all day.

Have you ever had jars of jelly or jam in your fridge just sitting there waiting to get used up? For some reason, I end up with 4 or 5 different flavored jams in my fridge. I go kind of crazy whenever I find some Stone Wall kitchen jams that I haven’t tried yet. I’ve got a little jar of pepper jelly waiting to get used up. I think that would be good on top of some cream cheese with crackers. Not sure how well that would work with this recipe? lol Normally, I just use jam to put on some toast or a bagel. This is a good recipe to use up those extra jars sitting in your fridge. Go crazy and try different flavors with this. These bars are delicious and are only 5 points per bar. Not too bad. You could use sugar free jam to lighten up the carbs a bit.

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Calories: 177; Total Fat: 7 grams, Carbs: 28, Fiber: 1, Protein 2 g

Points Plus: 5

Recipe from the Ree Drummond

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 stick butter
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 10oz jars jam (any kind)

Directions

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-by-13-inch rectangular pan.
Step 2
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.