I recently saw the Pioneer Woman make these strawberry oatmeal bars on her Food Network show and thought, “I’ve got a lot of strawberry freezer jam, I should make these.” So I did and boy are they yummy!
There was an upcoming appreciation event at school and I cut these into small bars and put them into bags for a snack at a later time. Just bite size pieces that were perfect for a quick treat or afternoon craving. They would also be delicious as an after school treat or dessert. When the Pioneer Woman made these the topping covered the jam. I may have used too much on the bottom but I didn’t think using half was enough for the bottom and didn’t want the jam to seep through and burn. By not covering the top completely with the oat mixture I think it makes for a pretty presentation. If you don’t have homemade strawberry jam, store-bought is fine. Use whatever brand you enjoy. You could also mix it up and use raspberry or another flavor of your choice.