What's Cooking with Linda Yuengel: Easy, fruity and tastes great

Dessert in a 9 x 13 pan – easy to travel with, easy to make, tastes great, fruity and light – that’s Fleetwood resident Lorraine Cochrane’s recipe for Strawberry Bars. You can substitute any kind of fruit preserves and change the flavor if you prefer peach, blueberry, etc.

Strawberry Bars recipe


3/4 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. baking soda


1 1/2 cups quick oats

1 (10 oz. jar of strawberry preserves although any flavor could be used)

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy: add rest of ingredients except preserves. Press 1/2of ingredients into 9 X 13 inch pan. Spread w/preserves. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.

Bake 400 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes

Linda Yuengel resides in Fleetwood.