Raspberry Bars
(from The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook)

3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

3/4 tsp. salt

1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats, uncooked

1 (10-oz.) jar raspberry preserves

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; add to butter mixture, mixing well. Press half of crumb mixture into a greased 13-x9-inch pan. Spread raspberry preserves over crumb mixture. Sprinkle remaining half of crumb mixture over preserves. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack; cut into bars. Yield: 32 bars.