Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

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!Strawberry Oatmeal Bars | delicious bars using only a handful of easy ingredients (cake mix & strawberry jam!) to make the fastest and yummiest dessert!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!
Strawberry Oatmeal Bars | delicious bars using only a handful of easy ingredients (cake mix & strawberry jam!) to make the fastest and yummiest dessert!
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.

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars | delicious bars using only a handful of easy ingredients (cake mix & strawberry jam!) to make the fastest and yummiest dessert!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! 

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars | delicious bars using only a handful of easy ingredients (cake mix & strawberry jam!) to make the fastest and yummiest dessert!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Strawberry Oatmeal Bars
 
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Quick & easy recipe for delicious bars!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 10-12
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. Press ½ of the oats mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the jam and water and spread over the crust.
  4. Sprinkle the remaining oat mixture evenly over the top.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 18-23 minutes or until top is lightly browned. Cool before cutting into squares to serve. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 10-12 Calories: 360 Fat: 18 g Carbohydrates: 57 g Sugar: 16 g Sodium: 283 g Protein: 4 g

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Comments

  1. 3

    Debbie Caraballo says

    Love this recipe! I use the sugar free cake mix all the time, and it has never disappointed me. Hubby won’t touch strawberry anything (silly man!), so I would use a peach or apricot jam. Very versatile and easy recipe, thank you!

    Deb

    • 4

      says

      Yes, Debbie! You can definitely switch out the jam to any flavor your hubby likes! I hope you try these, they are so yummy!

  2. 9

    Crystal says

    What a great recipe!! I used to make bars like these, but yours is easy and less ingredients which is a win-win for me. Thanks so much :)

  3. 11

    Jenny C. says

    If I use butter instead, how much would I use? Thank you – thinking of taking this for a snack to a Bible study (hope it’s no fail – my cooking skills are a bit lacking!)

    • 12

      says

      Hi Jenny! Just use 3/4 cup of butter or margarine instead of the coconut oil! These are no-fail and your Bible study class will LOVE them!!! Let me know if you have any other questions!

  4. 13

    says

    Oh jeez, that sounds like my mom. She loves to invite people over when I’m home and have me make dessert for them haha. On the bright side, it must mean someone’s proud of you if they want to show off your skills :). These look delicious–I’d love to try them out using butter since I’m not really a coconut oil kind of girl.

      • 17

        says

        Yeah, not my skinniest dessert Gina! But they are so easy and really delicious – perfect for when you have last minute company come over and you need to make a quick treat! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. 18

    Kelly says

    These look amazing and I can’t wait to try them. Just one question about the nutrition information. Are the totals for the entire dish and then you divide it by however many bars you end up with once you cut them? Thank you for sharing your recipes!

    • 19

      says

      Hi Kelly! I wish the nutrition info was for the whole batch, but it’s for one large square serving. Not my skinniest recipe, but still not as bad as a normal dessert, lol! Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you have any other questions!

    • 24

      says

      Hi Janelle! I would say old-fashioned oats are too big for this recipe. I’ve never actually tried them though. I would stick with quick oats. Thanks for stopping by and for the comment! Let me know if you have any other questions!

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