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Raspberry Streusel Bars

These Raspberry Streusel Bars have slightly less fat than other versions.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 36 minutes
Total Time 46 minutes
Servings 16
Author Cookie Madness

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1-1/4 cups quick oats uncooked
  • 1-1/4 cups all purpose flour or the new “white whole wheat”
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6-1/2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup raspberry all-fruit spread
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 inch square metal pan with nonstick foil.
  • Lay the almonds on a cookie sheet and roast them for 5-7 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and let almond cool. Keep oven at 350.
  • In large bowl (or food processor) combine oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Combine butter and water; add to flour mixture. Mix until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup of this mixture and combine it with the cooled, toasted almonds. Press remaining mixture into bottom of prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Spread the raspberry preserves evenly over baked crust to 1/4 inch of edges.
  • Sprinkle the streusel mixture and the white chips over the fruit spread. Return to oven and bake for 25-30 more minutes. Let bars cool before cutting into squares.

Notes

Mastercook Values:
Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 221 Calories; 8g Fat (33.6% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 34g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 13mg Cholesterol; 128mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
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