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Contest-Winning Strawberry Jam Bars

 Contest-Winning Strawberry Jam Bars
I bake for a group of seniors every week, and this is one of the goodies they request most. I always keep the ingredients on hand for last-minute baking emergencies. Give these bars your own twist by replacing the strawberry jam with the fruit jam of your choice. -Karen Mead Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup finely crushed cornflakes
  • 1 cup strawberry jam


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until smooth. Add egg;
  • mix well. Gradually add dry cake mix and cornflakes. Set aside 1-1/2
  • cups for topping. Press remaining dough into a greased 13x9-in.
  • baking pan.
  • Carefully spread jam over crust. Sprinkle with reserved dough; gently
  • press down. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 192 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 206 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.