Oatmeal Jam Bars

This jammy treat packs in all the flavors of a berry crisp but in an easy-to-serve bar form. That’s why we love it for picnics and parties. We used raspberry jam, but you can try it with your favorite flavor of seedless jam, like blackberry, blueberry, strawberry or a fun combination of each!


9 bars

Hands-on time:

15 minutes

Start-to-eat time:

50 minutes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup seedless raspberry jam

Kids kitchen skills:

  • measuring
  • mixing
  • layering


  • measuring cups & spoons
  • 8x8-inch square pan
  • parchment paper
  • large bowl
  • pastry cutter (optional)


Grown-up steps
  1. Heat the oven to 350° F. Grease an 8x8-inch square pan and line with greased parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Cut in butter using your hands or a pastry cutter to form a crumbly mixture.
  4. Press 2 cups of the oat mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan, then spread a layer of the jam over the top. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture on top and press down lightly.
  5. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Allow to cool before cutting into bars.

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