Raspberry Bars Recipe

1-3/4 C. flour
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
3/4 C. butter or margarine, softened
1 C. packed brown sugar
1  1/2 C. uncooked oats
1 C, raspberry jam

Preheat oven to 400F. Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda.

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together, using an electric mixer, until fluffy. Stir in flour mixture, then oats. Mixture will be somewhat crumbly. Press 2/3 of the mixture over bottom of baking pan.

Carefully spread jam evenly over crust to within 1/2-inch of edge. Distribute remaining crumb mixture over top and press lightly to form a firm crust.

Bake for 20 minutes, until browned. Cool completely; cut into bars.

Yield: 2 dozen.