Strawberry Jam Bars – Only 6 Ingredients!

Strawberry Jam Bars

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My 7 year old is a Jam Snob. When I made these Strawberry Jam Bars she politely ate one then after our friends had gone she looked at me and said “So I wasn’t a big fan of the bars. You see, I liked the top and the bottom, but that jam, that wasn’t good jam. You should get some good jam.”

Insert Eye Roll.

Note to self: drive 45 minutes out to Springridge Farms to buy strawberry jam. Because grocery store jams – ew. Also so are apparently jams with large pieces of fruit. That little bit there reassures me that she is still 7. Strawberry Jam Bars

It is purely coincidental that this Strawberry Jam Bars post goes live on Valentine’s Day, but the red works don’t you think? I was musing recently how my Valentine’s Day preplanning is now solely focused on the kids/school. My cousin Sanober – cousin in law if you must be technical – took a thought provoking approach right over here. Parent friends read it and let me know what you think! 

Now back to the Strawberry Jam Bars, they are easy peasy and totally customizable. You make one mix and that’s the base and the crust. You are welcome to make your own filling, but this is my lazy day baking so I always skip it. Also strawberries aren’t exactly in season right now!

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Strawberry Jam Bars
Jam Bars

A super simple bar where the delicious crust is also the topping!

  • 250 ml your favourite jam (a little less is ok too!)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup flour (can use WW Pastry Flour)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a square tin with parchment paper (for easy removal!)

  2. Combine the dry ingredients together and then gently mix in the melted butter

  3. Pat two-third of the mix into the bottom of the pan

  4. Spread the jam over it

  5. Scatter the remaining crumble over top

  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, the crumble should be nice and golden. 

  7. Let cool in tin for 5 mintues. Then lift the parchment paper and bars onto a wire rock to cool. Cut into desired shapes

Recipe Notes
  • for a fun twist you can add a little citrus zest (1/2 tbsp) into the crumb mix to compliment the jam you are using. So lemon for strawberry, orange for blueberry etc.

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  • Reply
    Lauren Smith | The Oatmeal Artist

    I am amazed that this recipe requires no sugar in the crumb portion! And these are all ingredients I have on hand. I kind of collect and hoard unique flavors of jam, so I’m trying to find more ways to use them up. 🙂 This will definitely get the job done. Thanks!

    • Reply

      Hi Lauren, glad to hear it, do keep me posted on how it goes!

  • Reply
    Lisa Jo

    These are delicious! I get jam every year for Christmas from a co- worker, I used the strawberry this year to make these.
    So easy and had all the ingredients. Want to try other flavors now.
    Thank you!

    • Reply

      Thank you Lisa! Am so so happy to hear you enjoy them!

  • Reply

    I really feel that the crust is missing something..maybe sugar.

    • Reply

      Hi Missy! Thanks for sharing your feedback. I am wondering if the Jam we use is sweeter and that’s why I don’t miss it, but I will give it a go again and update the recipe incorporating your feedback!

  • Reply

    I thought the dough was too bland so I added brown sugar- that really helped

    • Reply

      Thank you Vonnie for that feedback! I think i am going to revisit this recipe. Were you happy with the overall flavour when it was baked? Would love to hear your thoughts!

    Penny for your thoughts?