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Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

 Raspberry Oatmeal Bars
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
24 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 bar equals 202 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 181 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.