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Berry Oatmeal Bars

Prep Time:

10 min

Cook Time:

35 min

Total Time:

45 min



Sweet, buttery, and bursting with fresh fruit flavors, Berry Oatmeal Bars is a yummy make ahead snack or dessert. With its vibrant and juicy ingredients, this recipe makes for a wonderful summertime baked good but is just as good year-round.


How to make it

  • 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  • 2

    In large bowl, combine oats, 1 ¼ cups flour, sugar and margarine; mix until crumbly.

  • 3

    Reserve 1 cup oat mixture for topping.

  • 4

    Press remaining oat mixture evenly onto bottom of ungreased 8 or 9-inch square baking pan.

  • 5

    Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown.

  • 6

    Cool slightly on wire rack.

  • 7

    In medium bowl, combine blueberries, preserves, 1 teaspoon flour and lemon peel, if desired; mix gently.

  • 8

    Spread evenly over crust to within 1/2 inch of edges.

  • 9

    Sprinkle with reserved oat mixture, patting gently.

  • 10

    Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until light golden brown.

  • 11

    Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

  • 12

    Cut into bars.

  • 13

    Store tightly covered.

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