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Grandma Golden's Blackberry Bars

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: cookies
Servings: 20 2 squares
Author: A. JoAnn


  • 1 ½ c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 ½ c. quick oats
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • ¾ c. butter
  • 1 c. blackberry preserves or any fruit preserve flavor you prefer


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Stir in the oatmeal and sugar.
  • Cut butter in with a pastry blender, until the mixture forms small crumbs.
  • Pat 2/3 of the mixture into the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  • Spread preserves on top of crust (warm preserves, if necessary, to make them easier to spread).
  • Sprinkle remaining crumbs over the preserves.
  • Bake about 35 minutes. Cut the bars when the pan is still warm, but wait for them to thoroughly cool before removing from the pan.
    blackberry bars are stored in a cookie tin