This is a dangerous dessert for me to make. I love them! They are so buttery tasting that I have trouble stopping with one. Or two. Or more.
This is an adaptation of Pioneer Woman’s Apricot Oat Bars. However, I have a recipe exactly like hers that I printed off the internet sometime in the 90s. So I’m not sure where the recipe originated. I must thank whoever created it. These bars are fabulous and the cherry version is delicious too.
I don’t have an ingredient picture for you this time. I was in a hurry when I made these and didn’t take the time for an extra photo. The ingredients are all very common though. You probably have everything you need to make them, except the jam.
- 1 1/2 cups quick oats
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 3/4 sticks butter, softened
- 10-12 oz cherry preserves
- Put all ingredients except preserves in mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
- Press half of mixture into buttered square baking pan.
- Spread jam on top.
- Put remaining mixture on top of jam. Spread with your hands to cover jam and gently press flat.
- Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes.
- Cool completely before serving. These really do taste better at room temperature.