I think of raspberries when I think of Valentine’s Day. They just seem to be a very romantic fruit, right? 🙂
This would be the perfect little bar for you to share with your sweetie on the day of love…and you know what…with a cup of coffee, it would be the perfect little breakfast bite too.
1 box yellow cake mix
3/4 cup butter, melted
2 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats, uncooked
1 (12 oz) jar raspberry preserves
2 cups powdered sugar
2-3 splashes milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease (I use Pam) a 9×13 baking dish.
In a mixing bowl combine cake mix, butter, and oats tossing until crumbly. Spread half of oats mixture across the bottom of baking dish. Pat oats mixture down to form a “crust” layer.
Spread your jam over the crust mixture with a spoon (don’t worry if the jam doesn’t completely cover the crust, it will melt when baking and spread out).
Crumble the remaining half of your oats mixture over the top of the jam and lightly press it down.
Bake about 20 minutes.
While baking, combine your powdered sugar with your milk in a small bowl to create a glaze. When your bars are finished baking, drizzle the glaze on top of the warm bars and finish cooling on the counter at least 20 minutes before slicing.
Raspberry Crumb Bars and my sweetheart…that sounds like the perfect Valentine’s Day.
To see all of my Valentine’s Day treats, click here.