Saturday, January 15, 2011

Jam Squares

(16 squares)

I didn't get very much baking done last month for the holidays, but it's still very much on my mind.

These delicious jam squares are very easy to make. I have made these with different types of jam; all of them have hit the spot. Just use whatever you like or have on hand.

If you prefer these a bit less sweet, then use a bit less jam and/or replace part of the jam with a sugarless, fruit-only spread.

3/4 cup flour
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp baking powder
a few pinches of salt, to taste
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
7 tbsp unsalted butter, melted (1 stick, less 1 tbsp)
3/4 -1 cup jam

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and rolled oats in a bowl. Add the melted butter and stir until well mixed.

Pat about 2/3 of the mixture firmly into an 8" square baking pan. Spread the jam over that and then sprinkle the remaining flour/oat mixture over the jam.

Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until the bars are evenly browned.

Remove from oven and cool. Cut into squares.


Kat @ Cupcake Kat said...

What a simple delicious looking recipe. I bet they'd taste great with peanut butter

Victor said...

I love crisps and squares. Sweet and succulent, this is my kind of desserts.

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