Simple Oatmeal Cookie Jam Bars

Incredibly simple and delicious oatmeal cookie jam bars. These bars come together in less than 30 minutes and only require 6 ingredients! Simple Oatmeal Cookie Jam BarsWelcome to the first day of Brunchweek 2014! I’ve gotten to team up with an amazing group of bloggers and some awesome sponsors to bring a whole week of delicious brunch recipes to get you all ready for Mother’s Day! And there are some awesome prizes (2o prizes total!) for all of our readers to enter in and win. All the winners will be announced Saturday so good luck! :) Click HERE to enter to win some prizes.

So for the first day of brunchweek, I’ve got some super simple and delicious blackberry oatmeal cookie jam bars. These bars are so simple and take just minutes to make. They are the perfect last-minute dessert to bring to a brunch or surprise your Mom. And they can all be mixed up in one bowl. I love when that happens! Minimal dirty dishes and super quick clean-up.

Simple Oatmeal Cookie Jam Bars Basically the base is just a butter, sugar, and flour mix. A little over half of that base gets pressed into the bottom of a pan. Then jam gets spread on top.

For the jams you can use whatever flavor you would like! I used a blackberry jam from Bonne Maman French Preserves which I absolutely loved. It was super fresh, bursting with flavor, and had all the right components to make these bars fantastic. The jam isn’t just one fruit – there are several fruits mixed together to give it the jam a robust berry taste with the highlight being blackberries.

If you don’t have a blackberry jam or don’t like blackberries, feel free to use whatever flavor you do like. I’ve done these bars with raspberry and strawberry and loved those flavors too. Whatever you prefer.

One thing to make sure you do is line the pan with parchment paper. When these bake the jam will seep out along the edges and if you haven’t lined your pan it makes for an interesting challenge trying to remove these. I speak from experience on this one :) Not too many other directions are needed – these live up to the first word in the title – simple! Simple Oatmeal Cookie Jam Bars

5.0 from 2 reviews
Simple Oatmeal Cookie Jam Bars
Serves: 9
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 cup + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • Scant 1 cup blackberry jam
  • Optional: pinch of salt, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line an 8 x 8 inch pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Using hand mixers, cream together the butter and sugar until light and creamy. Using a spoon, scoop the flour into the measuring cups. (If you press the measuring cup into the flour you will pack in too much flour)
  4. Beat in the flour and baking soda. If desired add in the salt and cinnamon.
  5. Stir in the oats.
  6. Press a little over half of the mixture into the bottom of the pan.
  7. Spread a scant cup (or desired preference) of jam on top of the base avoiding the perimeter of the pan otherwise it will leak out and burn on the sides.
  8. Sprinkle the remaining mixture on top of the jam.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top is lightly golden.
Highly adapted from Thirty Handmade Days

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  1. says

    I am such a sucker for anything with oatmeal and love these bars – they look delicious! Love how simple and easy they are to whip up too :) Bonne Maman is my fave too and can’t wait to make these – pinning :)

  2. chefette says

    I just made this recipe but instead of jam I used apple butter in one batch and pumpkin butter in another…very good for fall celebrations that will be coming up shortly.

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