Chocolate Covered Strawberry Oat Bars

 The Klapp Farm jelly display featuring calligraphy by  Lettering by Ruby

The Klapp Farm jelly display featuring calligraphy by Lettering by Ruby

The Klapp Farm creates classic jams and jellies with a modern twist. Candice was inspired to start "jamming" when she came up empty handed while searching for unique jams as a gift for her grandmother. That was nearly three years ago and Candice now has a menu offering over 20 different types of jams and jellies as well as pickled veggies! 

Candice is great at inspiring her customers to think outside the box with her jams and jellies too! Last market season she wowed market patrons with unique samples featuring her jams and jellies - she also shares idea on her Facebook page, Stories from an Unlikely Farmer. This year you just get to sample ALL THE FLAVORS - which is awesome as well! 

 Chocolate Covered Strawberry Oat Bars featuring plate by  Tathlina's Pottery  

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Oat Bars featuring plate by Tathlina's Pottery 

Today, I am going to share with you a recipe I incorporated her Chocolate Covered Strawberries jam into! Our household loves oat bars and I decided to dress them up with some jam the other week. I adapted our favourite oat bar recipe to include a jam and crumble layer and the results were fantastic! Below you can find the recipe with my changes - I hope you enjoy it as much as my family did. 

 Chocolate Covered Strawberry Oat Barsfeaturing plate by  Tathlina's Pottery  

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Oat Barsfeaturing plate by Tathlina's Pottery 

Chocolate CoveredStrawberry Oat Bars

 

Author: adapted from Edible Wife 

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup milk or almond milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3½ cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup of jam - or 1 250 ml jar of your favourite Klapp Farm Jam! 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F/162°C and grease and line a 9x9 inch pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, grind 2 cups of the oats until it resembles a fine flour, about a minute on high speed. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in the remaining 1½ cups of oats. Set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt your jam down - this will make it easier to spread onto the oat bar.
  4. In a small saucepan, melt the butter, sugar, syrup, and salt together over medium heat until the butter is completely melted and the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and whisk in the milk and vanilla extract.
  5. Pour the butter mixture over the oats and stir until thoroughly combined. Put aside 1 cup of the oat mixture. Scoop the remaining oat mixture into your prepared pan and, wetting your fingers a little bit under the tap first, press the oats into the pan firmly and evenly.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, then removed from oven. 
  7. Pour you melted down jam onto the oat bar and spread it evenly with a spatula. Crumble the remaining 1 cup of oat mixture on top of the jam layer. 
  8. Return to the oven for 10 more minutes or until the edges are slightly golden.
  9. Allow to cool on a rack before slicing into 8 bars. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Optional: drizzle the oat bar with melted down chocolate prior to slicing the bars - to make them extra sweet!