These delicious treats are great to have on hand for an after school snack or a fun-sized lunchtime surprise. Make a large batch and keep them in an airtight container for when those sweet cravings hit. This is one of those desserts that the whole family will love so mark this one down!
1 cup rolled oats (not quick cooking oats)
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 pound cold, unsalted butter, cut into cubes
3/4 cup Loveless Cafe Preserves
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and pecans in a mixer bowl with a flat beater. Cut in the butter and mix until it forms crumbs. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of this mix. Press the remaining mix into a greased, paper-lined 9 X 13 inch pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden. When done, spread the preserves over the crust. Top with the reserved crumbs and return to the oven. Bake until the top is golden, about 20 minutes. Cool completely before removing from pan and cutting. Makes two dozen bars.