Strawberry Jam Squares

Strawberry Jam bars
Strawberry Jam Squares

STRAWBERRY JAM SQUARES

1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
¾ cup butter
1 cup strawberry jam
1 cup chopped walnuts

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix oats, flour, brown sugar and baking powder in a large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Press 3 cups oat mixture firmly onto bottom of a 9-inch square baking pan. Spread jam over crust.

Mix nuts into remaining crumb mixture and sprinkle over jam layer.
Bake about 30 minutes or until topping is lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack before serving.

Note from Nadia: This flawless recipe came from Kraft Foods and I did nothing to change or improve it (as I am known to do). They are called squares and not bars for a good reason: They are meant to be eaten with a fork, not picked up and eaten like snack bars. This is a dessert and we made it with some of Grandma Sylvia’s luscious strawberry jam. Winner!

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