Simply delicious Strawberry Oatmeal Bars using only a handful of easy ingredients (cake mix & strawberry jam!) to make the fastest and yummiest dessert! This is my go-to dessert recipe!I admit it. I’ve been holding out on you.
I have the easiest, fastest, best dessert recipe ever and I haven’t shared it with you.
It’s one of my very favorite recipes because it’s so dang easy and I usually have everything I need for them. I feel bad about it, I do! So I’m sharing them today with you!
A quick shout out to my hubby who is the most generous guy ever. He is always inviting people over to our house. Specifically to dinner. It’s always cute to hear him tell our guests “Yeah, Jen is a food blogger. She’s always cooking and she’s really good”. It’s like, no pressure Jen. Just make sure to throw together the best meal ever! Ha!
It’s great that my husband wants to help others out by inviting them to dinner at our house. The not-so-great thing is when he gives me little to no notice that they’re coming over!! I’m learning to be more prepared by always making a little extra dinner, and I’m learning to keep the ingredients for these bars on hand so I always have a delicious dessert I can whip up.
These are seriously the most delicious crumbly fruit bars ever. They have so much flavor packed in but they only have like 4 main ingredients. My sister originally gave me this recipe and I switched out the butter for coconut oil. You can also use any jam you have on hand. I like seedless strawberry or raspberry jam.
Whenever I serve these to guests, I always get rave reviews. No joke! Everyone loves these!
- 1 (18.5-oz) pkg yellow cake mix (the sugar-free kind works great!)
- 2½ cups quick cooking oats
- ¾ cup coconut oil, melted (or butter, melted)
- 1 cup seedless strawberry jam
- 1 Tbsp. water
- Preheat oven to 375º F. Spray a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, oats and coconut oil so that it's clumpy.
- Press ½ of the oats mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan.
- In a separate bowl, mix the jam and water and spread over the crust.
- Sprinkle the remaining oat mixture evenly over the top.
- Bake in preheated oven for 18-23 minutes or until top is lightly browned. Cool before cutting into squares to serve. Enjoy!