Guava Crumble Bars
This Guava jam crumble bar recipe was a great use of the Guava jam we made through our Puree Project (check out our blog about that here) with Wislla Distribution! These bars have an oat and graham cracker base, which gives great texture and flavor without adding too much sugar to the jam and topping. Check out the recipe for these below and let us know if you make these!
- Prep Time: 15m
- Cook Time: 30m
- Total Time: 45m
- Serves: 8 people
- Yield: 16 jam squares
- Category: Desserts & Baking
- 1 1/2 c butter, softened, divided
- 1 c graham crackers, pulverized
- 3 1/2 c old fashioned oats, divided
- 1 c flour
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
- 1 pt guava jam
- 1/2 c packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp. Cake spice (or equal amounts of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves)
- Start by pre-heating the oven to 375*F.
- In a large stand mixer, cream 1 1/4 cups of softened butter until smooth, and stir in 1 cup of pulverized graham crackers, 2 1/2 cups of oats, 1 tsp. of cinnamon, and 1 cup of flour.
- Press mixture into a greased 13"x9" baking pan (will need to press/pack down fairly firmly to get an even layer).
- Spread jam by spoonfuls onto the bottom layer, and use a knife or spatula to even it out.
- In a microwave safe, medium-sized mixing bowl, melt remaining butter. Stir in remaining oats, cake spice, and brown sugar to make the crumble topping. Sprinkle over the jam to create a fairly even layer.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes at 375*F or until lightly browned. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5-10 minutes before scoring/cutting into bars. This needs to set up in the fridge for about 30 minutes before thoroughly enjoying. Can be stored for up to one week in the fridge in a Tupperware container or on a paper plate in a ziplock bag.