Many of my treasured recipes have come from a group of moms I used to meet with for tea and coffee when our children were small. I adapted this recipe from a friend who made it with strawberry jam. I use raspberry jam and fresh berries from my big raspberry patch.
My Grandmother Addie made these bars for family picnics and enjoyed watching her grandchildren try to resist them. But all it took was just one bite...then one bar didn't seem to satisfy. They disappeared in a flash.—Mary Nickerson, Ellington, Connecticut
“I found this quick dessert in a cookbook for children,” writes Faye Mayberry of St. David, Arizona. “I lightened it and increased the amount of oats for more fiber. My family couldn’t even tell that I had changed the recipe!”
In her Clover, South Carolina kitchen, Jennifer Robinson flavors these popular snack bars with spreadable fruit and a crumb topping. "I found the original recipe in an old children's book, but I pared down the sugar and added more fruit for sweetness. I'm alway asked for the recipe." she relates.