My intentions before making this delicious snack, was seriously to try to get rid of the frozen blueberries that we have. We are moving in just a couple days, and so I am trying to get rid of as much perishable food as possible (we have a bit of a drive to make with our moving truck). So these cobbler bars had intended on being blueberry, not strawberry, but for some reason I didn’t want to mix blueberries with strawberry jam.. so Strawberry Cobbler Bars it was! And they are delicious! 🙂 I also thought it would be nice to make something for mine and Spencer’s family since they are coming into town for the weekend… but sorry guys… Spencer has already eaten like half of them! (Spencer graduates on Saturday! YIPPIE!!)
What you need:
- 1 cup All Purpose Flour*
- 1 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour*
- 2/3 cup Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1 cup Butter, room temperature
- 1 cup Old Fashioned Oats
- 1/4 cup Dark Brown Sugar, packed
- 1 cup Strawberry Jam (I used Spencer’s grandma’s homemade jam… try to find jam better tasting than hers!)
- 1/2 cup Strawberries, chopped into small pieces (I used dried strawberries, but fresh would be healthier for you)
*If you are using white whole wheat flour, just use 2 1/2 cups of that!
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F and line a 9 X 13 pan with foil (leaving extra foil on both sides to be able to pick up the bars once they have been baked) and spray with cooking spray.
Step 2: Mix the flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl until well blended. Add the butter in chunks to the bowl and mix until all the dry ingredients are incorporated.
Step 3: Transfer a little less than half of the dough to another bowl and set aside. Spread the remaining dough evenly on the bottom of your baking pan. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, or until the crust has turned golden brown and is firm.
Step 4: While the bottom crust is baking, mix the oats and the brown sugar into the dough that was set to the side. (It’s easier to use your hands at this part and really knead the ingredients together.)
Step 5: Chop the dried strawberries into little chunks. In a small bowl combine the dried strawberries and jam together. (If you are using fresh fruit sort of “mush” the fruit into the jam.)
Step 6: Once the bottom crust is finished baking spread the jam and fruit mixture in a thin layer over it. Then, take the remaining dough and pinch off chunks and “drop” over the filling. Don’t press the dough down but try to sprinkle the topping evenly.
Step 7: Pop your dish back into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes! The cobbler bars are done when the filling is bubbling and the top crust is golden brown. Once your bars are finished baking, keep them in the pan. Let them cool completely in the pan and then lift the cobbler bars out using the foil! (The cooling process could take an hour) Cut your Strawberry Cobbler Bars into the desired size, and ENJOY!
All I can say now is: Family, I’m really sorry if these Strawberry Cobbler Bars disappear before you get to try them!
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