Best Crumb Bars
  • 1 ½ cups (3 sticks) margarine
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 full jar jam
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a hard baking sheet with aluminum (to cover the edges), then with a piece of parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream margarine and sugars. Add extracts, flour, oats, salt, and cinnamon. Mix to combine.
  3. Press two-thirds of the mixture into the lined baking sheet. You should be able to cover the entire sheet in an even, thin layer. Spread raspberry preserves across the whole pan, leaving a border at the edges. Crumble remaining dough over the preserves. Bake for 30 minutes.
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