Chunky Streusel Jam Squares

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Cooling Time: 30 min
Yields: 25 squares


A sweet treat anytime!


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup raspberry or strawberry preserves
  • 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts


PREHEAT oven to 375º F. Grease a 9-inch-square baking pan.

COMBINE flour, oats, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives until crumbly; reserve 3/4 cup oat mixture for topping. Press remaining oat mixture into prepared baking pan. Spread preserves over crust; sprinkle with chunks.

COMBINE reserved oat mixture and nuts; sprinkle over chunks. Pat down lightly.

BAKE for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan until chocolate is firm, or refrigerate for 30 minutes to speed cooling. Cut into squares.

Chunky Streusel Jam Squares

by B. Bobbi , Sparks, MD on Apr. 2009

Yummy! My family loves them and keep coming back for more. I used raspberry jelly as we don't like the seeds and everyone loves the chocolate and raspberry combination. Especially me!!


by M. Mary , ADA, OK on Aug. 2008

I loved these bars but will make some alterations next time. I used seedless strawberry jam since I don't like preserves. The taste was good but next time I will use more than what the recipe says because it was a little dry. Also, I will not use quite so many chocolate chips because I felt it overpowered the strawberry. Otherwise, though, they are fabulous. The streusel is so yummy I could eat it plain!

Chunky Streusel Jam Squares

by E. Eileen , MOUNT AETNA, PA on Jul. 2008

I made this recipe for a Church outting. Everyone who tried this dessert enjoyed it and said it was very good.They were even suggesting to those who went near the dessert table to try it.It was a hit! I used current jelly for the raspberry jelly

Pretty Good

by J. Joy , KEY WEST, FL on Apr. 2008

I added a tsp. almond extract & 1/2 tsp. cinnamon,and a pinch of nutmeg to crust.I also replaced chunks with Toll House white chocolate chips.They were pretty good.My friends liked them very much.


by J. Jan , BLYTHEVILLE, AR on Nov. 2007

With the Holidays now upon us, we have been bringing in stuff to eat nearly every day! No wonder we gain 10 lb. during the Holiday season...these were so good, & I will probably bring them again before Christmas break! Everyone enjoyed them...Yummy!!!!!!!

outstanding bars

by c. charlena , SHANKS, WV on Apr. 2007

Everyone just loves these. I am not a fan of oatmeal but i even like these bars. People ask for the recipe every time someone tries them.

Fabulous combination

by N. NICOLE , HINGHAM, MA on Mar. 2007

These bars are one of my family's new favorites! My husband isn't a big fan of raspberry and even he loved them! It is a glorious combination of raspberry, crumb and chocolate!

Recieved Raves

by S. Sue , Clear Lake, MN on Feb. 2007

Baked these bars using homecanned raspberry jam and raspberry striped morsels-huge huge success! These are fabulous tasting-the almonds that toasted on the top of the struesel were especially great. Perfect amount of fruit. Since I personally thought this was too sweet I may try using spreadable fruit next.

Awesome Hit!

by S. Sandra , Windsor, Ontario on Dec. 2006

I made these cookies one year for my sons class. Now it has become a tradition! Friends and family are asking for the recipe. We love them!!


by k. kris , lake geneva, WI on Dec. 2006

Very delicious!! My famiy has a new favorite recipe, so I will definitely be making them a lot.