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Blueberry Crumb Bars

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Makes

1 dozen

Think of this as a blueberry crisp turned into a hand-held treat. Oats and fresh blueberries combine for a sweet, uncomplicated dish. —Blair Lonergan, Rochelle, Virginia
Blueberry Crumb Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 2-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) blueberry preserves
  • 1/3 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, oats and butter until crumbly. Press 3 cups into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine preserves, blueberries and lemon juice. Spread over crust. Stir pecans and cinnamon into remaining crumb mixture. Sprinkle over top.
  3. Bake until lightly browned, 18-20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack before cutting into bars.

Nutrition Facts

1 bar: 429 calories, 18g fat (9g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 362mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Patty
    Aug 3, 2019

    We bought fresh blueberries at the farm stand and I found this recipe to put them in. We LOVE this recipe! I did not have pecans so I used 1/3 cup crushed granola instead.....AMAZING! Thank you Taste of Home.

  • hchambers
    Nov 19, 2016

    My family loved this! It was very easy to make and you could easily substitute other berries.

  • tlaec929
    Feb 21, 2016

    Very easy to make. Everyone loved it!

  • xxcskier
    Feb 20, 2016

    I loved this not only because it was simple and delicious and my family loved it but also because I had all of the ingredients on hand!! This is a keeper at my house!

  • angieact1
    May 7, 2015

    Loved this, it was delicious, sweet and easy! That's my kind of recipe!

  • misscoffeepot
    Jan 14, 2015

    This was very quick and easy to put together. I confess I used more berries, only cause I had them on hand-and put this in a 7x11 pan because of it. It was very nice, and a keeper. I liked the crisp texture of the crumb topping, and the base stayed crisp also.

  • cadaidram
    Aug 22, 2014

    Truly delicious & comforting! I added some almond extract to the crumb mixture & it came out just lovely:) Thank you so much for sharing this, it will be added to my recipe library!

  • cooker69
    Aug 17, 2014

    I would like to know the nutrition counts on this recipe? Does anyone have it?

  • ponymom
    Aug 16, 2014

    I love recipes like this! Versatile and foolproof. I don't usually change a recipe when trying for the first time; and I am one to save it until I go to the store to buy the called-for ingredients, but, this time, I had just come home from the store and really wanted to try this recipe. Sooooo, I made do with what I had on hand.....white cake mix, cherry preserves and frozen cherries. Added a splash of Chambord (felt so creative!) and it was wonderful! Thanks so much for inspiring me!

  • lizamagal
    Aug 16, 2014

    Wonderful! My family loved this recipe....and I followed it exactly as directed.I bet this would be good too with apricot jam and apricots..but It's good as it is too :)