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Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

 Strawberry Oatmeal Bars
Their fruity filling and fluffy coconut topping make these bars truly one of a kind. They really dress up my trays of Christmas goodies.
36 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup strawberry preserves
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add butter and vanilla; stir
  • until crumbly. Set aside 1 cup. Press remaining crumb mixture evenly
  • into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Spread preserves over
  • crust. Combine coconut and reserved crumb mixture; sprinkle over
  • preserves.
  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until coconut is lightly
  • browned. Cool. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 100 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 64 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.