Fruity Almond Oat Bars

 

From the Taste for Life test kitchen

15 minutes prep time               Makes 20 bars

What You Need:

  • 3/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 c quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 c packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 c sliced almonds
  • 1 stick, plus 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 3/4 c of your favorite fruit jam or preserves

What You Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 375º.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda, oats, sugar, and almonds until well combined.
  3. With your fingers, work butter into flour mixture until well combined and mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside 1/3 cup of this mixture.
  4. Press remaining flour mixture firmly into the bottom of an 11x7-inch baking dish. Spread jam evenly over flour mixture. Sprinkle reserved 1/3 cup of flour mixture over jam.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, or until top is slightly brown. Cool and cut into bars.

 

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