Friday, May 15, 2009

Jam bars

We call them Jam Bars at our house but I have heard them called copycat nutrgrain bars. I like them because they are yummy and they use food storage items....whole wheat flour, oats and Strawberry freezer jam. I make a 9x13 pan and we eat them fresh but they freeze well too so you can freeze some for a quick after school snack or breakfast on the go.

JAM BARS also known as Fruit and Grain Bars
1 Cup Butter or Margarine – Softened
1 Cup Brown Sugar1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1 1/2 Cups Oats
16 Ounces Strawberry Preserves -- * See Note
1 Teaspoon Almond Extract
Cream margarine and sugar. Add dry ingredients. Mix well. Add almond extract. Press half of crumb mixture into greased 9 x 13 pan. Spread with preserves. (*Use Strawberry, raspberry, peach or other favorite). Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Bake at 350* for 20-25 min. Cool and cut into bars.


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