Contest-Winning Strawberry Jam Bars Recipe

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Contest-Winning Strawberry Jam Bars Recipe
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Contest-Winning Strawberry Jam Bars Recipe

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I bake for a group of seniors every week, and this is one of the goodies they request most. I always keep the ingredients on hand for last-minute baking emergencies. Give these bars your own twist by replacing the strawberry jam with the fruit jam of your choice. -Karen Mead Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup finely crushed cornflakes
  • 1 cup strawberry jam

Directions

In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until smooth. Add egg; mix well. Gradually add dry cake mix and cornflakes. Set aside 1-1/2 cups for topping. Press remaining dough into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
Carefully spread jam over crust. Sprinkle with reserved dough; gently press down. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Strawberry Jam Bars in Quick Cooking September/October 2001, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 192 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 206mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup finely crushed cornflakes
  • 1 cup strawberry jam
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until smooth. Add egg; mix well. Gradually add dry cake mix and cornflakes. Set aside 1-1/2 cups for topping. Press remaining dough into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
  2. Carefully spread jam over crust. Sprinkle with reserved dough; gently press down. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Strawberry Jam Bars in Quick Cooking September/October 2001, p29

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KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 273294
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2017

"I made these jam bars yesterday and they are very good. Mine turned out moist, with a bit of crunch in the crumb topping - very nice. The only change I made was that I used frosted flakes instead of regular cornflakes, but that was not much of a difference. These bars are easy to make, and I will be making some for my church's periodic bake sales!"

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joycerm53 User ID: 703299 265513
Reviewed May. 4, 2017

"Very good! quick and easy! We especially like these with cherry preserves!"

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Naomie User ID: 9114200 263673
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2017

"My mom used to make something similar when I was a child many years ago. This recipe is better! Thanks for sharing!"

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amsm User ID: 8302234 255791
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2016

"These bars are delicious! I made them for company and everyone loved them! I love the buttery crust combined with the sweet strawberry filling. I will definitely be making these again! So good!"

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rstknasel User ID: 1492587 216118
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"Cornflakes? Kooky, but it works! I used raspberry preserves and it was amazing. I might try some chopped nuts on top next time...but don't omit the cornflakes...they are there for texture and they counterbalance some of the sweetness! These are seriously delish (and my 17 y.o. agrees)!"

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hotfudgesundae User ID: 3463962 91740
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2014

"Yummy bars with ingredients easily found in my kitchen. Will make these again!"

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mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 89918
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2014

"Cornflakes ?? In a jam bar?? Oh yes!! I made these and almost skipped the unusual addition of cornflakes -- glad I didn't make that mistake. To my surprise the slightly crunchy dough was super tasteful. The sticky dough was addicting to taste, just as the great bars themselves. Also, after cooled they cut easily and came out of pan nicely. If not all eaten before going onto serving platter, they look great. I may cut the baking time back about 5 minutes next time. Can't wait to try with different flavor jams."

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Bingo5021 User ID: 7320824 33041
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2013

"Wonderful! And so easy to make!"

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Sprowl User ID: 29186 37991
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2012

"This site wouldn't allow me to give it 5 stars (was already set with 4). I would give it five stars. I have made them many times and they are very popular with my family."

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RD2Cook User ID: 1012768 37979
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2010

"These are so easy to make, and they're super delicious! It is a great way to use some of the extra homemade jam I've made!"

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