Jammin-Oatmeal Nut Bars

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"I found the original recipe on the Taste of Home site, which was sent into them by a gentleman by the name of Warren S. Patrick of Townshend,Vermont. And as much as I liked the way Mr.Patrick made them, a few changes were made to the recipe. I want to thank Shadows1 for helping me come up with the name for this recipe.Posted to " ZAZZ " on 12/18/15. " Keep Smiling :)"

Original recipe yields 16 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (59.3 g)
  • Calories 266.3
  • Total Fat - 13.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 22.9 mg
  • Sodium - 211.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 33.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.7 g
  • Sugars - 11.5 g
  • Protein - 4.6 g
  • Calcium - 16.8 mg
  • Iron - 1.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2

In a large bowl mix together the first 5 ingredients.

Step 3

In a small bowl mix the melted butter and the vanilla,then add to the oatmeal mixture.

Step 4

For the topping,take 1 cup of the mixture and set aside.

Step 5

Press remaining oatmeal mixture into an 8 inch square baking which has been prepared with cooking spray.

Step 6

Bake for 10 minutes,remove and cool for 5 minutes.

Step 7

Spread jam over the crust to 1/2 inch of the edges.

Step 8

Mix walnuts to reserved oatmeal mixture and crumble over jam.

Step 9

Bake for another 25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Step 10

Cool to room temperature and cut into 16 squares.

Tips & Variations

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I love oatmeal and am often looking for something sweet that is simple to make and not a traditional dessert. This recipe is my type of recipe. I used my favorite jelly, black raspberry. It's actually a bit too sweet for me with this jelly, so next time I want to try it with fig jam. I think that would be perfect. Will be trying this again as the oatmeal top/bottom is fabulous. Oh...I did cut down the butter to 4 tbsp...subbed applesauce to keep the moisture level the same. UPDATE: Changed my mind...not too sweet! After about 24 hours, maybe the sweetness mellowed. I worked on an 8x8 pan for a week...perfect for breakfast, snack or dessert!

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(1 May 2018)