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Chocolate Strawberry Jam Oatmeal Bars

These incredibly easy Chocolate Strawberry Jam Oatmeal Bars are a favorite dessert filled with a sweet chocolate and strawberry jam filling and have a buttery oatmeal crumble top.

close up of 3 chocolate strawberry oatmeal jam bars on a plate

Strawberries and chocolate are the perfect flavorful pair! And these bars make it so easy to have the two together. Homemade or store-bought jam melted together with chocolate chips makes these gooey sweet treats. And the crumble oatmeal crust and topping make them taste so fantastic with every bite. They’re so good to enjoy for breakfast or dessert!

top view of chocolate strawberry jam oatmeal bars on a plate

How to make it

This is a very simple recipe to make. All you have to do is:

Whisk together oats, flour, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl.

Cut inbutter using either a pastry cutter or two forks. You’ll want the butter to be cold but still slightly soft so that you’re able to make it crumble easily. It should resemble sand and course crumble.

Press– 4 cups of the mixture into the bottom of a 9×13″ pan lined with parchment paper or heavily greased. I’ll use my fingertips or the bottom of a measuring cup to ensure that it’s packed in tight.

Spread– jam over the top of the crumble mixture in the pan. If the jam is too thick, microwave for several seconds to make it easier to spread.

Add– chocolate chips over the top of the jam.

Sprinkle– the rest of the crumble mixture over the top of the jam and chocolate chips so that it’s evenly covered. Press just slightly so that it doesn’t separate from the jam.

Bake– uncovered for 35-40 minutes or until the top is lightly browned.

Cool– completely before cutting to serve.

How to store jam oatmeal bars

These bars great make-ahead desserts since they are best stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to 3 days. They can also be frozen for up to 2 months.

Type of jam to use

Both homemade or store-bought strawberry jam would taste great in this recipe. I recommend a thicker jam since it will start melting in the oven. A runny jelly would make it a bit messy.

Strawberry could be replaced with other flavors of jam like raspberry or blackberry. If chocolate chips are omitted, then any flavor of jam would taste good with the oatmeal topping.

close up of a bite of bars on a fork

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Chocolate Strawberry Jam Oatmeal Bars

These incredibly easy Chocolate Strawberry Jam Oatmeal Bars are a favorite dessert filled with a sweet chocolate and strawberry jam filling and have a buttery oatmeal crumble top.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 42 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16 bars
Calories 366 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup butter cold and cut in cubes
  • 2 cups oats old fashioned or quick cook
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 18 ounces strawberry jam

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or line a 9×13" baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together oats, flour, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt until combined. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter or two forks until the mixture resembles sand with course crumbles. Using the back of a spoon or measuring cup, press 4 cups of the crumble mixture into the bottom of the pan. Spread the jam over the top of the crumble mixture in the pan. Add the chocolate chips over the top of the jam. Sprinkle the rest of the crumble mixture evenly over the top of the chocolate chips.
  • Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes or until the top is lightly browned. Allow to cool completely before cutting and serving. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Notes

*Nutritional values and cook times are estimates and vary due to brand product selection and bakeware.

Nutrition

Serving: 16barsCalories: 366kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSodium: 42mgSugar: 37g
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Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Strawberry Jam Oatmeal Bars
Serving Size
 
16 bars
Amount per Serving
Calories
366
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
14
g
22
%
Sodium
 
42
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
57
g
19
%
Sugar
 
37
g
41
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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