Blueberry Oat Bars

Berry Layer:

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 cups Parks Blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Oatmeal Crust and Topping:

  • 1-½ cups oats ( regular or instant)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-½ teaspoons Baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup butter or margarine

Berry Layer: In a medium saucepan, stir the sugar and cornstarch together. Mix in the water, blueberries and lemon juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring until thickened, about 5 minutes.

Oatmeal Layers: Preheat oven to 350 F. grease an 8” square baking  pan. In a large bowl, stir together oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Drizzle with the melted butter and toss with a fork until well combined. Press half of this mixture into the baking pan. Cover with berry mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining oat mixture.

Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

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