Warren's Oatmeal Jam Squares Recipe

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Warren's Oatmeal Jam Squares Recipe
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Warren's Oatmeal Jam Squares Recipe

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At 102, I still love to bake. I make these bars in my toaster oven for my fellow residents at our assisted living home. —Warren Patrick, Townshend, Vermont
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) seedless raspberry jam or jam of your choice
  • 4 whole graham crackers, crushed

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix the first five ingredients. In a small bowl, mix melted butter and vanilla; add to oat mixture, stirring until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup mixture for topping.
Press remaining mixture onto bottom of a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Spread jam over top to within 1/2 in. of edges. Add crushed graham crackers to reserved topping; sprinkle over jam.
Bake 25-30 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Yield: 16 squares.
Originally published as Warren's Oatmeal Jam Squares in Taste of Home November 2013

Nutritional Facts

1 square: 220 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 161mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • 1-1/4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) seedless raspberry jam or jam of your choice
  • 4 whole graham crackers, crushed
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix the first five ingredients. In a small bowl, mix melted butter and vanilla; add to oat mixture, stirring until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup mixture for topping.
  2. Press remaining mixture onto bottom of a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Spread jam over top to within 1/2 in. of edges. Add crushed graham crackers to reserved topping; sprinkle over jam.
  3. Bake 25-30 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Yield: 16 squares.
Originally published as Warren's Oatmeal Jam Squares in Taste of Home November 2013

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Kitty63 User ID: 730846 284871
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2018

"These are delicious! Very simple recipe, too. I used cinnamon graham crackers in the topping because I thought it would taste wonderful with the raspberry filling. I think I was right! Thank you, Warren!"

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Peggie0203 User ID: 2074993 283833
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2018

"Delicious, quick and easy. Adding graham crackers to the topping is a great idea.

I added a couple teaspoons of lemon juice to some homemade strawberry jam to thin it a bit and give it some extra tang. Limitless options for the jam filling. I'd like to try KristineChayes' idea to add spice to the crumbs."

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 269821
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2017

"These bars are wonderful. This is a favorite with my boys!"

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Chewatt User ID: 8142227 264577
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2017

"Really easy and yummy"

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lvarner User ID: 35803 253668
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2016

"These were very easy to make and very tasty. I like the addition of the graham cracker crumbs. It's fun to vary up the recipe by changing out the flavor of jam."

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quilt56 User ID: 345163 251845
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2016

"Thank you Warren, I had to make these for my husband as his name is Warren. I followed the recipe exactly. These were the easiest most delicious bars ever. Thanks again Warren and keep baking."

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[email protected] User ID: 8002122 232767
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2015

"Always looking for simple recipes and am glad I stumbled upon this one! I only cook for myself, so small recipes work best. I made this with no sugar added cherry preserves and Splenda, and the bars came out beautifully. Yum!!"

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luvdemgrits User ID: 8486223 232439
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2015

"Thank You Warren, you must be doin' something right, Bless You for this great recipe :)"

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Diane_from_WI User ID: 7369989 229982
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2015

"Thank you Warren (!!!) - just made a batch following directions to a T and they are excellent. I love making jams and constantly look for new ways to use them. A bonus - this recipe lends itself to switching up - both in the type of jam and the crumble (next time I'll add toasted pecans or maybe toasted coconut to the topping). This is a keeper!"

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morg1234 User ID: 8435546 228876
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2015

"Delicious! :)"

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