Just Jan’s Oatmeal Bars
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Butter a 9×13 baking dish.
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 1/2 c. flour
1 c. brown sugar (packed)
2 c. oats
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 jar Just Jan’s Fruit Spread any flavor
In a medium size bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, oats and brown sugar. Stir together to mix the dry ingredients. Cut the butter into cubes and mix into the dry ingredients with your fingers or a pastry blender under well incorporated.
Press half of the mixture into the prepared pan. Spread an entire jar of Just Jan’s Fruit Spread evenly on top of the crust. Sprinkle the other half of the oat mixture on top of the fruit spread. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 – 40 minutes. Cool completely in the pan. Cut into squares.
This recipe may be adapted to what your tastes are. Here are some ideas:
Add toasted nuts. Pecans, walnuts, almonds, pistachios. (about 1/2 c. chopped)
Serve as a delicious lunch box treat OR a dessert worthy of a dinner party. Place a generous piece on a plate with some whipped cream or ice cream.