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Mincemeat Bars With Delicious Crumbly Topping

Updated on November 15, 2017
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Athlyn Green enjoys whipping up tasty dishes in her home kitchen. She's received many requests for her recipes and is happy to share.

A Spicy Filling Adds a Touch of the Exotic

A delicious crumbly topping and a spicy mincemeat filling combine for a taste sensation.
A delicious crumbly topping and a spicy mincemeat filling combine for a taste sensation. | Source

A Christmas Treat

Mincemeat bars offer a perfect combo of flavors: a rich, crumbly topping mixture over a mincemeat-filled middle.

Best of all, there's no having to roll out and cut pastry dough, as you would have to do for mincemeat tarts. You can enjoy the same flavor, without all the work.

Mincemeat bars are easy to make and are something a little different to add to your Christmas line-up of favorite treats to bake for the Holidays.

Santa Would Approve

Sinfully rich: soft mincemeat centers and a delicious butter-based crumbly topping.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup sifted flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 jar of mincemeat

How to Make Mincemeat Bars

  1. Cream butter thoroughly
  2. Stir in brown sugar
  3. Add vanilla
  4. Add, flour, baking powder and salt (sifted together)
  5. Add rolled oats

Mix ingredients thoroughly.

  • Take half of mixture and pat into a buttered 9 x 13" pan
  • Spread with mincemeat
  • Crumble the remaining dry mixture and sprinkle over the mincemeat
  • Gently press into place


Bake mincemeat bars in a 325-degree oven for 25 minutes, reducing heat, if necessary, to avoid over-browning.

Fresh Out of the Oven and Set to Cool

A pan of baked mincemeat bars ready to be cut into squares.
A pan of baked mincemeat bars ready to be cut into squares. | Source

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Baked Mincemeat Bars Ready for Slicing


Cut bars while still warm.

Bars That Offer a Taste of the Holidays

Mincemeat bars ready for sampling.
Mincemeat bars ready for sampling. | Source

So Many Flavors to Tempt the Taste Buds

Mincemeat offers an intriguing blend of spices, fruits and more, and as such, add a festive flavor to baked goods during the Xmas Season.

© 2011 Athlyn Green


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    • Athlyn Green profile imageAUTHOR

      Athlyn Green 

      8 years ago from West Kootenays

      They are rich and satisfying for those who love mincemeat.

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      8 years ago

      My mother used to make these wonderful bars growing up, they've become one of my husband's favorite Christmas goodies :-)

    • Athlyn Green profile imageAUTHOR

      Athlyn Green 

      8 years ago from West Kootenays

      Hi Donna,

      Thank you! these are much easier to make than mincemeat tarts and taste every bit as good. I like this recipe because it's different.

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      Donna Cosmato 

      8 years ago from USA

      Oh, these sound yummy! I haven't had any mincemeat in years because I lost my favorite recipes so I can't wait to try these, thanks for sharing! Voted up and shared with my social network buddies.


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