1 3/4 cups flour 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. baking soda 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 1/2 cups rolled oats, uncooked 1 cup peach preserves or jam
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 13x9-inch pan. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together, using an electric mixer, until fluffy. Stir in flour mixture, then oats. Mixture will be somewhat crumbly. Press 2/3 of the mixture over bottom of baking pan. Carefully spread preserves evenly over crust to within 1/2-inch of edge. Distribute remaining crumb mixture over top and press lightly to form a firm crust. Bake for 20 minutes, until browned. Cool completely; cut into bars.
Makes 2 dozen.