GRAPE JAM OATMEAL BARS


Confession, I do not like grape jam or jelly. I do not like PB&J sandwiches like my husband and boys do. I love grapes, grape juice, etc but jam...no way! Until I bit into a oatmeal bar from a friend and said "what is this?" Her response: "Grape Jam Bars!" Hello, a new holiday cookie recipe in my Christmas plate repertoire was born!! That day she gave me a plate of 5 different treats and this one blew me and our whole family away!!! Delicious, moist and such a pretty little bar!! Take it from me, even if you don't like grape jam, I bet you'll love these!!

Yum   


They are such an easy bar to make.
They cut so nice with some firmness, but you bite in and they are soft and sweet.
Perfect Sweet Treat Gifts or to add to your cookie plates!!
I'm going to cut them into tiny bite sized squares for my plates and call them "Jam Bites!"

What you'll need

Grape Jam Oatmeal Bars
Ingredients
1 3/4 sticks salted butter, cut into pieces
1 1/2 cups Flour
1 1/2 cups Oatmeal
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
1 (10-12 oz) jar grape jam, or about a cup and a half

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-by-13-inch rectangular pan.
Mix together the butter, flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt & vanilla. Press half the oat mixture into the prepared pan. Spread with the grape jam. 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.


 They cut up into the perfect little bars to put in your tins too!

31 comments:

  1. Those look amazing! I think the kiddos and I will make them this weekend!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am baking on Saturday and will plan to add this yummy bar to my line up. They look delicious and easy! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love a PB&J sandwich once in awhile and these sound so good! They're a nice change from your traditional holiday cookie too!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

    ReplyDelete
  4. That's funny, I don't really like grape jelly either. But these do look scrumptious! I do have some grape jelly in the fridge, so I am going to have to trust you and try them.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I have made something like this before and have always loved them...something about that gooey, delicious oatmeal!

    ReplyDelete
  6. How yummy! These sound so perfect to bring to a holiday party!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    ReplyDelete
  7. I wanna try all your recipes! These look so yummy

    Life is just Rosie
    Instagram

    ReplyDelete
  8. How funny that you don't like grape jam and PB&J sandwiches! I ate PB&J all the time growing up and I would only eat grape jelly, so these are obviously right up my alley! They look so delicious and pretty healthy too. Thanks for sharing, Andrea!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

    ReplyDelete
  9. These look so good! I have made a pb and j bar but never one quite like this. Yum!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    ReplyDelete
  10. Absolute YUM! I'm a fan of grape jelly (my fave) so this sounds so good to me!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love that you now have a way to eat grape jam that you like! My husband is always telling me to keep trying things that I think I don't like because I just never know when I might find a new way to prepare it! :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I am not a jelly on toast type of person - but I do love oatmeal, so I might like these, too.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

    ReplyDelete
  13. Yum! I'm not a huge fan of jam or jelly either, but I think that I could get behind these, especially if you like them too!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I've had something similar to this before and loved them! I will have to try your recipe when I'm in the mood for something sweet!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Holy yum! I love all things jam so these are right up my alley... and they are so unique! I've never heard of anything like this before!

    ReplyDelete
  16. This just looks like an old fashioned yummy... something I can see my grandmother making. That's a good thing. Classic things are the best!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I am not a grape jam lady either. But I do love wine! I bet I would like these as well! Sounds delish!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hmm...I bet my kids would love these in place of cereal bars!

    ReplyDelete
  19. What a lovely after school treat these would make. Thanks for partying with us every week on #TastyTuesdays

    ReplyDelete
  20. Oh. My. GAWD!! ONE thing we do not have in common is PB&J sandwiches! I grew up on them and grape jelly. It's the only kind of jelly I'll eat. Goodness, Girl! What am I gonna do with you?!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Sounds delicious, can't wait to try it. Pinned and shared.

    ReplyDelete
  22. These look easy and delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  23. These sounds great! I'm going to try them out on some of my pickier eaters. :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Oh, my gosh! I haven't seen these or had these in YEARS. My grandmother used to make them. Oh, my gosh - did I say that already??? I am so glad to see these scrumptious bars, to have the memories from my childhood rekindled, and to have the recipe. Thank you so much.

    ReplyDelete
  25. These look so good! I need to make these now.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I'm exactly like you with not liking grape jam or any jam for that matter but I'd definitely enjoy it in the oatmeal bar form. Yumm!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit #OverTheMoon on Sunday, #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings for more sharing fun! Don't forget to Comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured!

    ReplyDelete
  28. These look so yummy! Pinned! Cannot wait to make a batch :)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. Your Grape Jam Oatmeal Bars look delicious and a perfect treat for the holidays! Thanks for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    ReplyDelete
  30. Grape sounds like a good choice for these bars to me!

    ReplyDelete
  31. I feel the same about grape jam... not my favorite but I have to try it in this recipe.. Looks and sounds amazing.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking the time to Browse my Blog. Your comments mean the world to me and I treasure each and every one!! xo

BLOG DESIGN BY DESIGNER BLOGS