Its always great to get an invite to dinner but even better when its right next door!  All I have to bring is a bottle of wine and a dessert.  Its a cold winter Sunday and I really don’t feel like getting out of my pajamas to go to the store, so I will make something with whatever I have in the house.  I know I have oatmeal, whole wheat flour, and some jam,  so I start googling oatmeal bars.  I don’t have any coconut oil, (except for the one I use for after my shower eww), which is what most healthy bars are using these days but I do have a stick of butter.  Oh well they are both saturated fats so I will have to go for it.  The jam has sugar in it, and states “no preservatives or additives”; and hey,  its made from the Trappist Monks so who wouldn’t  trust a monk?

First, combine the dry ingredients, cut in the butter and mix with a pastry blender until the butter becomes the size of peas (I can remember my mom showing me how to do this)…

Press almost half of the mixture into either a 9×9 or 9×12 pan (I used a 9×12).  With the 9×9 you will have less squares but they will be thicker…

Spread the jam on top of the crust…

Place the remainder of the crumb mixture over the jam…

Bake for 40-50 minutes until golden…

YUMMMY… Gooey, crunchy, crumbly, and delicious!

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