I made THESE yesterday for some friends and two requested the recipe. Loki, Jeff, here ya go. I hope you enjoy them.
Cookie Bars With Jam Filling
1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup earth balance soy free natural buttery spread, cold
1 3/4 cups rolled oats
2/3 cup jam
heaping 1/2 cup vegan semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 sliced almonds
Preheat oven to 375 F and line a 12x8 (or 13x9) baking dish with parchment. Whisk flour and baking powder in a large bowl, add sugars and mix well. Add the "butter" and rub it in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles bread crumbs. Stir in the oats. Press 3/4 of the mixture evenly into bottom of baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes.
While that bakes stir almonds into remaining mix.
Allow bottom layer to cool a few minutes and then spread on jam. Sprinkle on chips. Sprinkle on remaining mix with almonds and gently press down. Bake for an additional 20 - 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool in the dish then lift out parchment and cut into slices. Enjoy.