Raspberry Oatmeal Bars Recipe
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Raspberry Oatmeal Bars Recipe

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Cake mix hurries along the prep work for these yummy bars. Raspberry jam adds a pop of color and sweetness, and oats lend a homey touch. —Trish Bosman-Golata, Rock Hill, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 2-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) seedless raspberry preserves
  • 1 tablespoon water

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 202 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 181mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2 starch, 1 fat


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, oats and butter until crumbly. Press 3 cups of the crumb mixture into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack 5 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, stir preserves and water until blended. Spread over crust. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Bake 25-28 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Raspberry Oatmeal Bars in Simple & Delicious September/October 2009, p57

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Reviewed Jun. 3, 2016

"These are so easy and so good. Another batch is in the oven and I am trying blackberry preserves this time. Thanks for sharing."

Reviewed Sep. 21, 2015

"I. Made this exactly as the recipe said and they came out great!! I will definitely be making this again ,thank you for sharing"

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2015

"I used gluten free cake mix. It turned out really well. Great treat for myself."

Reviewed Mar. 20, 2013

"Made a double batch with half oil and half butter, and used one batch worth of preserves and one bag of defrosted frozen raspberries. Made in a 1/2 sheet pan with nonstick reynolds wrap for church. An hour in the fridge is necessary to get clean cuts."

Reviewed Jul. 22, 2012

"I've also made these with blueberry preserves and they were amazing!"

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