Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Chocolate Raspberry Crumb Bars

These bars are one of my favorite treats. They are so rich and decadent and always a huge hit. They are also quite simple to make which is a definite plus! I accidentally used a whole 2 cups chocolate in the filling and then added a third cup chocolate chips for the topping so they were extra chocolaty. The layer of chocolate in the middle is a lot thicker than they normally are. No complaints from the tasters, though!

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups (12 ounce package) semi-sweet chocolate morsels, divided
1 1/4 cups (14 ounce can) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cups chopped nuts (optional)
1/3 cup seedless raspberry jam

Preheat oven to 350.

Beat butter in a large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in flour, sugar, and salt until well mixed. With floured fingers, press 1 1/4 cups crumb mixture onto bottom of greased 13 x 9 inch baking pan; reserve remaining mixture. Bake fro 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

Combine 1 cup morsels and sweetened condensed milk in small, heavy-duty saucepan. Melt over low heat, stirring until smooth. Spread over hot crust.

Stir nuts into reserved crumb mixture; sprinkle chunks of crumb mixture over chocolate filling. Drop teaspoonfuls of raspberry jam over crumb mixture. Sprinkle with remaining morsels. Continue baking for 25-30 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely on wire rack.

Makes 3 dozen bars.

Linked to For the Love of Blogs Tasty Tuesday and Good Cheap Eats What's on Your Plate.


Vic said... [Reply to comment]

These are so pretty I must try:) i just have to go get the cond. milk...could i possibly substitute the rasp. for strawberry:) xoxo

Vic said... [Reply to comment]

or would that taste gross cause i'm kind of a strawberry kinda gal

anniebakes said... [Reply to comment]

i think cherry pie filling would be to die for as well!! anne

Hand Crafter said... [Reply to comment]

I will def. be making these!!!

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Christina said... [Reply to comment]

@Vic I think strawberry would be yummy too!

Louanne said... [Reply to comment]

These look so rich and decadent - perfect for a Christmas dessert table!

Declutter Your Life said... [Reply to comment]

Drooling over those! The pictures are gorgeous (if food can be described that way!)!!

SnoWhite said... [Reply to comment]

those look beautiful and festive (and delicious!!).

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Those look so good!!!

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