Oatmeal Raspberry Bars

We found this recipe in Real Simple Magazine’s June 2009 issue…it was one of those times when the recipe looks good, and you magically have ALL of the ingredients on hand.. and voila! deliciousness. (picture below – before baking). After baking…we consumed ALL of them. Scroll all the way down to see the last scrumptious bite. 


10 1/2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter               $0.47

1 cup all purpose flour                                                   $0.05

1/2 cup sugar                                                                     $0.20

1/4 teaspoon salt                                                              $free (ish)

3/4 cup rolled oats                                                          $0.12

1/2 cup seadless raspberry jam                                 $0.75

1 cup fresh raspberries                                                  $2.00 (go to Trader Joe’s NOW.)

                                                        Total Cost =                $3.59  

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 

Use 1/2 tablespoon of the butter to grease an 8 inch square baking pan. 

In a mixer, combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Add the butter (cut into pieces) and mix just until the dough comes together. Transfer to a bowl and gently mix in the oats (mixture will be very crumbly). 

Press all but 1/2 cup of the dough into the prepared pan. Spread the jam evenly over the dough leaving a 1/4 inch border around the edges. Scatter the raspberries over the jam and sprinkle with the remaining dough. 

Bake until the edges are golden, 25-28 minutes. 



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2 responses to “Oatmeal Raspberry Bars

  1. Definitely couldn’t resist… and never can. Thanks for commenting! We hope you enjoy these!

  2. Oh my word. These look divine. I’m a big fan of raspberries (as a matter of fact, my husband is shopping for berry bushes today!) and love them in just about everything. The fact that these cost so little to make is even more appealing! Could you resist eating the batter?

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