Easy Jam and Oat Crumb Bars

This recipe couldn’t be easier and probably couldn’t come at a better time for some of you. With kids getting out of school for the holidays over the next couple of weeks you want to be able to fill their tummies with fun and delicious snacks that will magically surpass any desire they may be having for the numerous tin cans of sweet treats friend and family have been sending over. I remember growing up my mom would always make loads and loads of our family favorite candies and then instead of us getting to sit there and indulge my brother and I had the super fun (embarrassing at the time to two teenagers) task of delivering the homemade goodies to neighbors, friends and relatives.

There may be a little extra room in their tummies for these sweet treats but after eating my easy jam and oat crumb bars I am not sure if they will want anything else. Simple, homemade, healthy and delicious. Again, it couldn’t be easier.

Directions: Top store-bought pie crust with your 3/4 cup of jam (flavor of your choice), mix together a concoction of 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup sugar, 3/4 cup oats, pinch of cinnamon, 6 TBSP melted butter and 1/4 tsp of salt then spread this pretty little pile of goodness on the jam and press down gently with your hands. Bake at 400 for 10 minutes or until nice and golden brown and serve warm or cold. Spot on with a nice tall glass of milk!

recipe from Food Network Kitchens


  1. kitchen flavours

    Your bars looks fabulous! I love making bars, especially the ones with oats and coconuts! Yum! These would definitely be a hit with my kids! And me too! 🙂

  2. Three-Cookies

    Sound unique, delicious and simple. A pie and crumb in one.

  3. flip flops & pearls

    YUMMMy…..I must start eating before I come visit you:)

    You need to link some of your holiday fav’s up this Friday as I am doing a “Thanksgiving Recipe Swap” this week so we can get some good ideas:)

    I hope your feeling well today & that you have a blessed Wednesday, Xo D

  4. The Slow Roasted Italian

    These look delicious Jessica! Easy is right up my alley. : )

  5. Laural @ Being Healthier

    Awwww… what a great bar – reminds me of such good memories of my mom’s treats!

  6. lena

    i love how you sounded them so easy and simple to make, healthy too.. these are real treats for the kids and adults too!

  7. Whitney

    I don’t have kids… but I want to make these for myself!

  8. Greg

    These would be great for a road trip too.

  9. Erica

    I’ve made similar bars and they were a HUGE hit (with kids and adults :)). You’re right- extra snackies laying around are so necessary right now!

  10. Trix

    I don’t have kids but I like MY tummy to be full and happy, and I think this would do the trick!

  11. sportsglutton

    Even though I’m not a kid in school anymore, I’m totally digging this recipe. 🙂

  12. Jihane @SinfulSundays

    The bars look so yummy and comforting. I love oats as a topping. 🙂

  13. Candace

    My in-laws brought back the most incredible blueberry jam from Nova Scotia. It would be amazing in these bars. These looks delicious, Jessica!

  14. Reem | Simply Reem

    What great bars….
    Perfect for munching…. Actually I was looking for some bar recipes to make for my kids. I may try this one, will let you know once I make them…
    Great job girl….

  15. 2sisters recipes

    Terrific recipe and one that is so quick and easy is up my ally! Just in time for the holidays! My girls with Love this!

  16. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    How easy! I love this idea, it’s like a crumble pie in bar form.

  17. Veronica's Kitchen

    I love the jam and oat combination, great idea for homebake to donate for the school canteen or just a great snack for everyone!

  18. Michele

    WOW. These look awesome. I love bars. My kids would love these.

  19. yummychunklet

    Gah! Had I read your post sooner, I would’ve made these instead of the PB&J wedges I made. Your bars look delicious!

  20. Mandy - The Complete Cook Book

    What a fun, quick, easy and super tasty recipe Belle.
    🙂 Mandy

  21. Liz

    Oh, what amazing bars!!! Oats and fruit are a fabulous combo…and these are gorgeous!

  22. Kristy

    Oh! These would be Miss A’s favorite things ever! Hands-down. She eats some kind of a granola bar on a daily basis! Great idea Jessica!

  23. Linda

    This sounds like something the kids could make themselves! I’ve been getting my son in the kitchen more and more these days. Whenever he asks what there is to eat, I get him involved in making it! I think he’ll love this1

  24. Sheila

    Oh my I love your new look! Golly I’m sorry if it’s been awhile since I stopped by ; ( These bars look super yummy!

  25. foodfashionandflow

    This looks good! and the best part is that is easy. this looks like such a comforting dessert.

  26. mary

    super yummy bars –
    Mary x

  27. chef_d

    Yum, you have given me an idea for my homemade jams!

  28. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    You are so lucky growing up with homemade sweets! My mom wasn’t much of a baker and I didn’t eat homemade sweets (but we have lots of great pastry shop and bakeries around). I’m making this during the holiday season. It’s my kind of dessert making. 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  29. Joanne

    I’d so much rather have simple homemade baked good deliciousness than anything from a box! These look fabulous!

  30. vianney

    How fun, easy and perfect for the kiddos. love this!!

  31. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

    What a great easy, snack. I bet the neighbors would have liked these too!

  32. Swathi

    Delicious healthy bars, perfect munchies. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  33. kankana

    truly a easy snack bite and this is giving me some more ideas .. like a savory topping 🙂

  34. val

    Healthy bars with the oats!! I heart these.

  35. Shea

    This looks yummy and easy–a great combination! I wonder if it would really defeat the healthy purpose of these if I swapped the jam for some Nutella… forgive me 🙂 I have an unhealthy addiction to that stuff!

  36. Sawsan@chef in disguise

    These look heavenly!
    anything with oats is a big yes for me!
    looking forward to trying these

  37. Malli

    Happy Thanksgiving.
    A well-deserved award awaits you at my page please pick it up. You never cease to amaze me with your creative recipes:) Congrats!

  38. sara@domesticallychallenged

    I am 100% adding peanut butter to this.

    1. Kitchen Belleicious

      Oh PB would be a perfect addition. Great thinking Sara! See u have an inner cook!

  39. Melanie @ Melanie Cooks

    Great looking tasty bar! I want one for breakfast!

  40. Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything}

    Such a delicious breakfast or snack treat! Love how easy it is to make them!

  41. Kristi Rimkus

    I love how simple and delicious looking these are!

  42. Always Fashionable

    Loving these cute little bars. I mean they are perfect for the holidays when we are full off fattening foods and candies!

  43. Rhonda

    These will be perfect for my kids and to even giveaway! Love a combo of brown sugar and oats

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