Fruity Oatmeal Bars

  • 2 c. rhubarb, diced
  • 2 T. apple juice
  • 1 c. strawberry jam
  • 2 c. flour
  • 2 c. oatmeal
  • 1 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 c. margarine

To make the filling, place the rhubarb and apple juice in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until the rhubarb is softened and bubbly. Remove from the heat and stir in the strawberry jam. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Work the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 1 cup of the mixture for a topping. Press the remaining mixture into the bottom of a 9 X 13-inch baking pan. Carefully pour the strawberry-rhubarb filling over the crust. Sprinkle the reserved topping evenly over the filling.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Cool completely and cut into bars.

  • Yields: 25-30 servings
  • Preparation Time: 45 minutes
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