Lunch box snack of the week:: strawberry bars

Lunch Box Snack of the Week: Strawberry Bars

Lunch box snack of the week:: strawberry bars

  • Prep/ Cooking Time: 45 minutes
  • Servings: makes 12 bars
  • Storage: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
  • Equipment: baking tin, 2 mixing bowls, mixer, wooden spoon, screwer, baking paper, cling wrap.


  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup strawberry jam


  1. Preheat oven at 180˚C.
  2. Lightly oil the baking tray (spray-and-cook works well).
  3. In a large bowl, mix everything together except the strawberry jam.
  4. Measure out 2 cups of this mixture.
  5. Leave the rest in the bowl, and set it aside.
  6. Take the 2 cups of the mixture and press it into the bottom of the pan, making sure to cover the entire bottom of the pan.
  7. Use a large spoon, spread the strawberry jam on top of the mixture in the pan. Spread it evenly all over.
  8. Take the mixture that was left in the bowl, and spread it over the strawberry jam. Press it down lightly.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes.
  10. Remove the pan from the oven, and allow it to cool for at least 15 minutes.
  11. Cut the bars into 12 squares and pack into airtight containers.

Tip:  Remember to use biodegradable wrap. Find out more here or order biodegradable greaseproof paper here or sandwich bags here.

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