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Jam or Fruit Bars Cookies Serious Eats Dessert or Breakfast

These fruity, oaty bars are inspired by Icelandic Hjónabandssæla (often translated as "happy marriage cake"), but perhaps closer to an American bar cookie in execution. They're hearty and rich, thanks to plenty of rolled oats and butter in the crust and crumb topping, with a flavorful layer of jam or fresh fruit in between. What kind? That's all up to you!
3 Servings - 1 hr 30 min -
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Servings:3  | Calories:1068 | Total Fat:51g  | Chol:184mg  | More
Nutritional facts are per serving and accuracy is not certain.
Total Fat 51g
78 %
Sat Fat 30g
150 %
Total Carb 158g
53 %
Fiber 8g
32 %
Sugars 84g
Cholesterol 184mg
61 %
Sodium 1045mg
44 %
Protein 14g
29 %
38% Unsalted butter
26% Others combined
20% Light brown sugar
15% Rolled oats
Percentages based on 2000 calories diet. Data may be incomplete or calculations inaccurate - Learn more.


4 1/2 ounces old fashioned rolled oats, not quick cooking, instant, or thick cut (about 1 1/3 cup; 128g)
4 1/2 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 cup, spooned; 128g)
6 ounces light brown sugar (about 3/4 cup, firmly packed; 170g)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon (4g) Diamond Crystal kosher salt, plus more for sprinkling; for table salt, use about half as much by volume or the same weight, plus additional salt for sprinkling
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 ounces cold, unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes (about 3/4 cup; 170g)
1 large egg, straight from the fridge (about 1 3/4 ounces; 50g)
8 ounces jam (volume will vary; 225g) or 12 ounces "juicy" fruit, such as whole blueberries or raspberries, pitted cherries, sliced strawberries, or peeled and diced peaches (volume will vary; 340g)
Lemon juice, to taste

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