Chocolate Raspberry Bars with Frosting Recipe
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Chocolate Raspberry Bars with Frosting Recipe

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A boxed cake mix and raspberry jam simplify assembly of these sweet treats from Diana Olmstead. "The bars are very rich, so cut them into small pieces," suggests the Yelm, Washington cook.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES:72 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES: 72 servings


  • 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) seedless raspberry jam
  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) white baking chips
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 91 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 81mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, egg and butter until crumbly. Press into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (crust will appear puffy and dry). Cool on a wire rack. Spread jam over the crust.
  3. In a microwave, melt vanilla chips; stir until smooth. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and milk until smooth. Stir in melted chips. Carefully spread over jam.
  4. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth. Drizzle or pipe over the cream cheese layer. Refrigerate before cutting. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Raspberry Bars in Quick Cooking May/June 2001, p47

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CagedBirdSings User ID: 5199524 30498
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2010

"I can't even believe that this is rated a 1.5. When I saw the review I hesitated to make this, but I'm glad I decided to make them (my love for chocolate & raspberry combo trumped!). They are awesome! I took them to work and my coworkers loved them. Everyone asked me for the recipe. They disappeared just as quickly as the time it took to make them. :0)"

linzerbug User ID: 161685 96466
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2010

"Most disappointing! Was excited about the ease of recipe and fanciful look; texture was chewy and dense and tasted much to sweet."

schlma29 User ID: 1310836 35893
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2009

"If I decide to make them a second time, I will either use sugar free jam or half of the amount called for. It was WAY too much."

mktaeger User ID: 2693212 204268
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2008

"This a not only delicious but fancy, when cookies and bars are called for. I have used it for two wedding receptions in addition to several other occasions and it has been a favorite at each event."

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