Blueberry Oatmeal Bars

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I really lucked out on this dessert I found on Weight Watchers a while back.  I was able to use up a jar of jelly that has been sitting in my pantry for ever and a day now, as well as some Bisquick, which for some odd reason, I hardly ever use (can you tell I'm trying to use up stuff I never get around to using?).  When I set out to make this, I honestly thought this would end up more of a Nutri-Grain bar deal rather than a cobbler-esque dessert, but I sure didn't mind ending up with a sweet dessert rather than a snack to pack for lunch.  You can use any ole' flavor jelly or preserve you choose, I just so happened to have a few blueberry ones (since I had coupons a while back for $$ off peanut butter IF I bought jelly.  I know, I fell for it).  To snazz it up, I tossed in about a handful or so of frozen blueberries right on top of the jelly, and I'm SO glad I did! This was a very sweet, very delicious dessert! Way better than I had anticipated, and it really calls for hardly any ingredients or preparation time.  A winner in my book :)


Blueberry Oatmeal Bars
Serves 16

2 cups reduced fat Bisquick
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup light margarine
1 cup all-fruit blueberry spread (or any flavor)
1/2 cup frozen blueberries (optional)


1.  Preheat oven to 400˚. Spray cooking spray in a 9x9 pan.

2.  In a bowl, mix Bisquick, oats and brown sugar. Cut in butter, using a pastry blender or fork until the mixture is crumbly.

3.  Press half of the oat mixture into the pan. Spread with the preserves to within 1/4 inch of the sides of the pan. Press blueberries evenly into preserves.  Top with remaining oat mixture. Press gently into fruit.

4.  Bake 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and cool before cutting.  Cut into 16 pieces.

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