Shelf Stable Recipes: Apricot Oatmeal Bars

Submitted by: Tina R
From:San Diego, CA


APRICOT OATMEAL BARS

Ingredients:
1 pkg yellow or white cake mix
2 1/2 quick cups cooking oats
3/4 cup butter or butter crisco, melted
1 – 12 oz jar apricot preserves
1 Tbsp water

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375° F. Grease 9 x 13 inch pan. In a separate bowl, combine cake mix and oats. Add melted butter or butter Crisco and mix until crumbly. Press ½ of the mixture into the bottom of the greased pan to form crust. In a separate bowl mix preserves and water; spread evenly over crumb mixture in pan. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture on top; bake 18 – 23 minutes until hot and light brown. Cool, cut into bars and store in an airtight container.

Special Notes:
Also great with strawberry, seedless raspberry or seedless blackberry jam. This is a great recipe to make with kids.


  • Familytea

    O.k. These were really addicting. I used white cake mix, but found that my efforts to save calories resulted in a dry, crumbly crust. Don’t do it. Just go for the gold (use all the butter called for). 🙂

  • Joan

    Thanks for submitting the recipe. I was looking for a quick treat tonight. The bars were easy to make and very good as well as from storable ingredients.

  • renee

    Looks great. Do you suppose you could use something other than apricot jam? Possibly applesauce?