This time of year our schedules are full!
School is back in session.
Both girls are doing tennis.
Work hours are crazy sometimes.
We have had internet problems lately.
The garden is producing lots of tomatoes (that need canned and frozen).
The farm animals don't care how busy we are...they want fed twice a day.
There is always a DIY project (or two) going on around our homestead.
Remember the deck I told you we are building? Handy Hubby works on it when he can.
These strawberry oatmeal bars are pretty quick to pull together and offer a great snack on those busy days.
The strawberry freezer jam that I made earlier this year are perfect for this bar,
and the addition of coconut is for my hard working hubby ;-)
Strawberry Oatmeal Bars (with coconut)
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1//2 cups quick oats
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks butter, cubed
10 - 12 ounces strawberry jam
3/4 cup coconut flakes
Stir together the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Cut in the butter.
Put half the mixture into a buttered 9x13 baking dish. Press down.
Spread strawberry jam on top.
Top with other half of oatmeal mixture, carefully pressing it down.
Sprinkle coconut on top if desired.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 - 40 minutes.
Cool, then cut into squares.
Store leftovers in the refrigerator.