Strawberry Bars

Strawberry Bars

Prep time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. flour
  • 1 c. rolled oats
  • ½ c. butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/3 c. light brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • ¾ c. strawberry jam

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F (180º C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix everything together except the strawberry jam.
  3. Measure out 2 cups of this mixture. Leave the rest in the bowl, and set it aside.
  4. Take the 2 cups of the mixture and press it into the bottom of a square (8" x 8") pan coated with shortening or nonstick spray. You can use your hands or a spoon. Make sure you cover the entire bottom of the pan!
  5. Using a large spoon, spread the strawberry jam on top of the mixture in the pan. Spread it evenly all over.
  6. Take the mixture that was left in the bowl, and spread it over the strawberry jam. Press it down lightly.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven, and allow it to cool for at least 15 minutes.
  8. Cut the bars into 12 squares to eat and share!

Serves: 12

Serving size: 1 square

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
211 calories
2 g protein
9 g fat
32 g carbohydrate
1 g fiber
22 mg cholesterol
126 mg sodium
16 mg calcium
0.9 mg iron

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, LD/N

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