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Warren’s Oatmeal Jam Squares

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Makes

16 squares

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

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

  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.

Nutrition Facts

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