Blueberry Oat Bars

My mother loves blueberries. She starts nearly every day with a blueberry bagel smothered in blueberry preserves. When I found this simple recipe for blueberry cookies, I was pretty sure I found a new cookie she’d love. Blueberry Oat Bars are the fifth of my 25 Cookies of Christmas.

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg blueberry muffin mix
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup blueberry preserves

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Grease 8" square pan.
  3. Rinse and drain blueberries from muffin mix.
  4. Combine: dry muffin mix, oats, and sugar.
  5. Cut in butter.
  6. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of crumb mixture.
  7. Press the rest on bottom of greased 8 inch square pan.
  8. Gently fold blueberries into jam, and spoon over crumb mixture in pan.
  9. Sprinkle the remaining crumbs over jam and press lightly into berry mixture.
  10. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.
  11. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Variations

  • Create Cranberry Orange Oat Bars by substituting cranberry-orange muffin mix and orange marmalade.

Time Required: 35 minutes

Servings: 9–12 cookie bars

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