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Blueberry Crumb Bars Recipe
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Blueberry Crumb Bars Recipe

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Think of this as a blueberry crisp turned into a hand-held treat. Oats and fresh blueberries are combined for a sweet, no-fuss dish. —Blair Lonergan, Rochelle, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 2-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) blueberry preserves
  • 1/3 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, oats and butter until crumbly. Press 3 cups into a greased 9-in.-square baking pan. Bake 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine preserves, blueberries and lemon juice. Spread over crust. Stir pecans and cinnamon into remaining crumb mixture. Sprinkle over top.
  3. Bake 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack before cutting into bars. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Bluebery Crumb Bars in Taste of Home Cake Mix RTL 2014 2014, p200

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Reviewed May. 7, 2015

"Loved this, it was delicious, sweet and easy! That's my kind of recipe!"

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2015

"This was very quick and easy to put together. I confess I used more berries, only cause I had them on hand-and put this in a 7x11 pan because of it. It was very nice, and a keeper. I liked the crisp texture of the crumb topping, and the base stayed crisp also."

Reviewed Aug. 22, 2014

"Truly delicious & comforting! I added some almond extract to the crumb mixture & it came out just lovely:) Thank you so much for sharing this, it will be added to my recipe library!"

Reviewed Aug. 17, 2014

"I would like to know the nutrition counts on this recipe? Does anyone have it?"

Reviewed Aug. 16, 2014

"I love recipes like this! Versatile and foolproof. I don't usually change a recipe when trying for the first time; and I am one to save it until I go to the store to buy the called-for ingredients, but, this time, I had just come home from the store and really wanted to try this recipe. Sooooo, I made do with what I had on hand.....white cake mix, cherry preserves and frozen cherries. Added a splash of Chambord (felt so creative!) and it was wonderful! Thanks so much for inspiring me!"

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