Easy Blueberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars

About a week or so ago, Publix had their Smuckers jam and preserves on sale Buy One Get One Free. I am all about taking advantage of sales so I stocked up and got about 8 jars! I decided to use some of it up in this very simple bar cookie recipe.

I love bar cookies because I am a very lazy cook and can just dump it all in a pan and forget about it instead of dropping 4 dozen little cookie balls on sheets! You can use whatever type of jam is your favorite…my kids love blueberry so that is what I decided to go with.


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These bars came out a little on the soft side but I also couldn’t wait til they were completely cool to cut them…they just smelled too good! Served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top they were just heavenly! I sprinkled with toasted, ground hazelnuts just because I was bored and it sounded like a good idea! (check out my blueberry tart with puff pastry recipe if you love blueberry recipes!)

Blueberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars 

Printable Recipe



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  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup blueberry jam


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 inch square pan and line with greased foil or parchment paper. 

2. Combine brown sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, nuts and rolled oats. Mix in the butter to form a crumbly mixture. 

3. Press 2 cups of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.

4. Spread the jam to within 1/4 inch of the edge. 

5. Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture over the top and lightly press it into the jam.

6. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in preheated oven, or until lightly browned. 

7. Allow to cool before cutting into bars.


5 thoughts on “Easy Blueberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars”

  1. WOW! This looks SO good! You should link this up to my Delicious Dish Tuesday! I know my readers would love to see this!
    I’m pinning this! =)


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