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White Chip Raspberry Bars

by on April 27, 2009 · 13 comments

Tornado watch! Swine flu! It’s a good day to stay in and add metric weights to old recipes. This one is adapted from an old Bake-Off recipe. Along with being easy and delicious, this recipe is lots of fun because you can swap out various types of jam for the raspberry. I’ve seen these made with apricot, blueberry and cherry. My favorite is still the raspberry version.

White Chip Raspberry Bars

White Chip Raspberry Bars

White Chip Raspberry Bars

1 stick (114 grams) salted butter**
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) white morsels
2 large eggs
1/2 cup (96 grams) granulated sugar
1 teaspoon (5 ml) lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) almond extract
1 cup (126 grams) all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) salt
1/2 cup (120 ml) seedless raspberry jam
1/4 cup (28 grams) toasted sliced almonds

Preheat oven to 325° F. (160 C) Line a 9 inch square metal pan with foil and spray foil with cooking spray.

Melt butter in medium, microwave-safe bowl on high (1 min). Add 1 cup morsels; let stand. Do not stir.

Beat eggs in a mixing bowl until foamy. Add sugar; beat until light lemon colored, about 5 minutes. Stir in morsel-butter mixture, lemon zest and extract. Add flour and salt; mix until combined. Spread about 2/3 of batter into prepared pan.

Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until light golden brown around edges. Remove from oven to wire rack.

Heat jam in microwave for 30 seconds; stir. Spread jam over warm crust. Stir remaining morsels into remaining batter. Drop spoonfuls of batter over jam. Sprinkle with almonds.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until edges are browned. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

**If you use unsalted butter, add about 3/8 teaspoon of salt

Makes 16

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Published on April 27, 2009

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Sara April 27, 2009 at 7:56 am

These bars are THE BEST – I’ve been making them from an Allrecipes recipe for years. The white chocolate melted into the batter really makes them rich and amazing – and the white choc and jam combo makes them seem fancy :)

Alexandra Bruskoff April 27, 2009 at 8:12 am

These look so delicious! I love the cakey base and raspberry middle…wish I could enjoy one with my coffee right now!

Steph (I am Bee) April 27, 2009 at 8:40 am

white chocolate? raspberries? almonds? what could go wrong!

Pearl April 27, 2009 at 9:06 am

i don’t see many baked goods with white chocolate – but that combo with raspberry and almonds makes it too good to resist baking, also!

Jen Schall @ My Kitchen Addiction April 27, 2009 at 9:45 am

Looks delicious – I love white chocolate and raspberries… Perfect light flavors for spring!

Katrina April 27, 2009 at 9:59 am

Mmmm. There’s fruit so they’re healthy, right? jk

Dani April 27, 2009 at 10:04 am

looks tasty!!!!!

dawn April 27, 2009 at 10:31 am

tornado watch? whoa!
I love the combo of white chocolate & rasp.

Shabneez April 27, 2009 at 10:54 am

Coincidentally white chocolate chips, raspberry jam, and sliced almonds are all things I bought at the grocery store yesterday. Clearly it’s fate and I need to make these bars! :)

BigSis April 27, 2009 at 4:58 pm

Hey Anna, I made these with homemade cranberry jam for my December Bake Sale for the SPCA and they were so delicious! I put this recipe in my “Sweet Successes” binder, to make again!

snookydoodle April 27, 2009 at 11:46 pm

oh just delicious!!!

Elyse April 27, 2009 at 11:33 pm

Mmm, these bars look delicious, Anna!! I think the raspberry would be my favorite, too. There’s something so amazing about the combo of white chocolate and raspberry. Can’t wait to try these out!

gardencat April 28, 2009 at 4:38 pm

I make these with blackberry jam at Christmas–everyone fights over the pieces and the crumbs. It is an easy recipe and so very tasty!

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