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Blueberry Crumb Bars

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Makes

1 dozen

Think of this as a blueberry crisp turned into a hand-held treat. Oats and fresh blueberries combine for a sweet, uncomplicated dish. —Blair Lonergan, Rochelle, Virginia
Blueberry Crumb Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 2-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) blueberry preserves
  • 1/3 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, oats and butter until crumbly. Press 3 cups into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine preserves, blueberries and lemon juice. Spread over crust. Stir pecans and cinnamon into remaining crumb mixture. Sprinkle over top.
  3. Bake until lightly browned, 18-20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack before cutting into bars.

Nutrition Facts

1 bar: 429 calories, 18g fat (9g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 362mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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