These Jam Crumb Bars are loaded with butter, two kinds of jam and rolled oats! They’re so easy to make but so hard to just eat one square.

Jam Crumb Bars from Fast and Easy Five Ingredient Recipes

If these Jam Crumb Bars came with a warning. It would read something like this.

“Eating one square of these here jam crumb bars may lead to inhaling more or all of said jam crumb bars”.

They’re really really good and just one of the recipes from my friend Philia Kelnhofer’s new book, Fast and Easy Five Ingredient Recipes.  Phi writes for her blog so she knows her food.

I know we live in a time where you can pull up a recipe on a computer, tablet or even your phone but there’s something about an actual real paper version of a cook book that makes me excited to flick through it. Maybe that’s why I have so many!

Jam Crumb Bars from Fast and Easy Five Ingredient Recipes

My father-in-law has a room in his house that is the home to hundreds of books and I always wondered why, but now I know because I’d totally do the same for my cook books. I look to them for inspiration when my brain dries up or for styling ideas when I’m shooting that blah brown burger.

Phi’s book is the perfect concept for someone who wants to cook an awesome meal but might be tight on time. Each recipe requires only five ingredients but she still manages to pull off recipes like, Chicken Feta Tomato Pasta and Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Fudge!

I can see this book being one that never quite makes it back into the proper place on the shelf You know the one because you just keep using it and it gets covered in grease spots and hard pieces of dough and all the edges are curled up?

Yeah, a few of my favorite books are just like that.

Jam Crumb Bars from Fast and Easy Five Ingredient Recipes

I was provided with a copy of Fast and Easy Five Ingredient Recipes to review. All text and opinions are my own.

Jam Crumb Bars from Fast and Easy Five Ingredient Recipes

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 200kcal
Author: foodnessgracious
Sweet and buttery, these Jam Crumb Bars are perfect for pot luck's and backyard summer barbecues. Or you could just eat them all yourself!
Print Recipe


  • 12 oz unsalted butter 3 sticks
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour divided
  • 1 cup sugar divided
  • 1 cup rolled oats divided
  • 2 cups jam your choice but I used 1 cup blackberry and 1 cup cherry


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Line a 10x15x1 inch deep baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Cut two sticks of the butter into pieces and add to a food processor with 1 2/3 cups of the flour, 2/3 cups of sugar and 1/3 cup of the rolled oats.
  • Pulse on high speed for about 15 seconds.
  • Dump the mixture into the prepared pan and press down with a flat bottomed container or your hand.
  • Spread the jam carefully and evenly over the pastry.
  • Chop the remaining stick of butter and add to the food processor along with 1/3 cup flour, 1/3 cup sugar and 2/3 cups of the oats.
  • Pulse on high speed for about 10-15 seconds.
  • Sprinkle the crumble mixture on top of the jam.
  • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes and then let cool for at least 1 hour before slicing into squares.


Calories: 200kcal