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Warren’s Oatmeal Jam 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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 squares

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.
Nutrition 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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  • Cindy
    Dec 24, 2020

    Thank you, Warren, for the terrific recipe! The only change I made was to bake them in mini-muffin tins. Outstanding recipe! :)

  • leanne
    May 27, 2020

    These were delicious. I didn’t have graham crackers so I used crushed animal crackers. I also substituted the raspberry jam for boysenberry, which is my husband’s favorite. The squares didn’t hold together very well so I will use less jam next time, and there will definitely be a next time!

  • knollbrookcook
    May 6, 2020

    These are yummy. They turned out great. I used strawberry rhubarb jam as I did not have any raspberry jam and the 4 graham crackers crushed equals ½ cup graham crumbs. Very easy to make.

  • snmckey
    Jul 28, 2019

    Have made this multiple times and it always comes out perfect. Delicious!!

  • apelila98012
    May 26, 2018

    This was very delicious and easy to make! Perfect as is!

  • Teri
    May 26, 2018

    I wonder if you could add PB too? Might be delicious. Also Kitty63 mentioned cinnamon graham crackers, that would be great too!!

  • Kitty63
    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!

  • Peggie0203
    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.

  • gina.kapfhamer
    Aug 17, 2017

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  • 2124arizona
    Jul 22, 2017

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