Strawberry Oatmeal Bars


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Claire Burkett bakes strawberry oatmeal bars at Argyle High School on February 27, 2019. (Claire Burkett/ The Talon News)

Claire Burkett, Reporter


1 3/4 sticks salted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for greasing pan

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cup oats

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

One 10 to 12-ounce jar strawberry preserves


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-by-13-inch rectangular pan.
  2. Mix together the butter, flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Press half the oat mixture into the prepared pan. Spread with the strawberry preserves. Sprinkle the other half of the oat mixture over the top and pat lightly. Bake until light brown, 30 to 40 minutes. Let cool completely, and then cut into squares.