1½ c. flour
1½ c. oats
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
1 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1 c. butter
1 c. raspberry jam
1 c. chocolate chips
1/4 c. chopped almonds

Preheat oven to 375°. Combine flour, oats, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut-in butter until mixture is crumbly. Set aside 1 cup of mixture to use for streusel. Press remaining mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 9-inch-square pan and bake for 10 minutes. Spread jam over crust; sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips. Combine reserved oat mixture with almonds and sprinkle over chocolate chips. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely before cutting into squares.

Jenn Seif, Shelbyville