Blueberry Walnut Bars Recipe
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Blueberry Walnut Bars Recipe

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With power-packing oats, walnuts and blueberries, kids aren't the only ones that are going to love this sweet treat. Health-minded parents can feel good about these bars, too. —Dawn Onuffer, Crestview, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2/3 cup ground walnuts
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat whipped topping
  • 2 tablespoons blueberry preserves
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh blueberries

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 167 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 starch.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the walnuts, cracker crumbs, 2 tablespoons sugar, oats and butter. Press onto the bottom of an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  2. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until set and edges are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and remaining sugar until smooth. Beat in orange juice and vanilla. Fold in whipped topping. Spread over crust.
  4. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat preserves on high for 15-20 seconds or until warmed; gently stir in blueberries. Spoon over filling. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.
Originally published as Blueberry Walnut Bars in Healthy Cooking April/May 2009, p48

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Lv2butr User ID: 6864648 245211
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2016

"I absolutely love these bars."

ranchmomma User ID: 5811989 231578
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2015

"Very tasty and everyone enjoyed it."

kc2003sbcglobal User ID: 285826 97515
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2014

"These were awesome! So easy and quick to make. I used Splenda instead of sugar because I made some for my dad who is a diabetic. You couldn't tell the difference and I feel it made them even more healthy."

JCV4 User ID: 628113 181839
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2014

"This was great! Using fresh blueberries really makes a difference."

mommawedgy User ID: 5979485 181828
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2013

"We didn't have orange juice, so used lemon. It was great with fresh blueberries !"

Sundayfood User ID: 6763783 111827
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2013

"Easy, quick, and oh so yummy!"

pudgeman User ID: 7087770 179566
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2013

"We grow our own blueberries. Some of them are as big as your thumb. These bars were so good and tasted of summer."

Njgmoore User ID: 7271154 166889
Reviewed May. 23, 2013

"This looks so good! I can't wait to make it! Waiting to make it when my Black Raspberry's are ready put those on top instead of the blueberry's...."

sistersuzieQ User ID: 7181879 179138
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"Wonderful, light but tastes really naughty!"

JeanGeair User ID: 405815 162999
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2012

"This is the best if you like blueberries. And we do!!"

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