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Whole Grain Fruit-Filled Bars

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

Homemade Whole Grain Fruit-Filled Bars are the perfect treat for school lunches, an after school snack, or grabbing on the go!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Servings: 16 bars


  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cold unsalted butter, chopped into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 3/4 cup fruit preserves or jam


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 2. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, and salt. Pulse for 30 seconds.
  • 3. Add the butter and cold water and pulse until the dough holds together when pressed.
  • 4. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish, line it with parchment paper, and grease the parchment paper.
  • 5. Divide the dough mixture in half and press half into the prepared baking dish, using the back of a spatula to press down evenly.
  • 6. Spread the preserves evenly on top of the dough. Sprinkle the remaining dough evenly on top of the preserves and gently press down using the back of a spatula.
  • 7. Bake for 45 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • 8. Cool, cut into 1 1/2 x 4-inch bars, and serve.
  • Note-bars can be stored at room temperature up to 3 days or refrigerated for up to a week.