Chewy Cherry Oat Bars

Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 35 Min
Servings 16
Difficulty Easy


  • No-Stick Cooking Spray or parchment paper
  • 1/2 cup Butter softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup Smucker's® Cherry Preserves


  • Step 1

    HEAT oven to 350°F. Coat 8-inch square baking pan with no-stick cooking spray or line with parchment.

  • Step 2

    BEAT butter and brown sugar in medium bowl with mixer on medium speed until smooth and fluffy. Blend in vanilla extract.

  • Step 3

    MIX flour, oats and baking powder in medium bowl until blended.  Gradually add it to butter-brown sugar mixture until well combined and a crumb mixture begins to form. Set aside 1/2 cup for crumb topping.    

  • Step 4

    PRESS remaining crumb mixture firmly into bottom of prepared pan to form a crust. Spoon preserves over crust, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.

  • Step 5

    BAKE 30 to 35 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into bars.