Blueberry Treat Bars (Malika Ameen)


1 stick butter and 3 tablespoons

Walnuts 1 1/4 cup

All purpose flour 1 3/4 cup and 2 tablespoons

Old fashioned rolled oats 1 1/2 cups

Granulated sugar 1/2 cup

Packed Dark brown sugar 1/2 cup

Kosher salt 11/4 teaspoons

Baking soda 1/2 teaspoon

Ground cardamom 3/4 teaspoon

Berry preserves 1 heaping cup

Blueberries 1 1/2 cups

Cornstarch 3/4 teaspoon

Sugar 2 tablespoons

Lemon zest, chopped 1/2 teaspoon

Lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon

Kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 baking tray and line with parchment paper,

leaving an overhang on two sides.

2. In a small saucepan, melt the butter and set aside to cool.

3. Spread the walnuts on another baking sheet and toast until lightly golden and fragrant,

about 5-6 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Roughly chop into medium sized chunks.

4. In a medium bowl combine blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, zest, and lemon juice.

5. In a large bowl combine nuts flour, oats sugars, salt, baking soda, and cardamom. Add in

melted butter and mix with a wooden spoon until well combined.

6. Spread 3 cups of flour mixture in the pan and gently press down to form a packed layer.

Spread preserves over the crumb mixture. Now add the blueberry mixture and spread evenly.

Evenly sprinkle the remaining dough over the blueberries.

7. Bake for approximately 1 hour until top is golden brown. Cool and cut into squares.