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Chocolate Raspberry Bars

 Chocolate Raspberry Bars
My family loves these rich, sweet bars. The chocolate and raspberry jam go together so well. I make a lot of cookies and bars, but these special treats are my favorite. They're so pretty served on a platter. -Kathy Smedstad, Silverton, Oregon
36 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 cup white baking chips, melted
  • GLAZE:
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine flour and confectioners' sugar; cut in
  • butter until crumbly. Press into an ungreased 9-in. square baking
  • pan. Bake at 375° for 15-18 minutes or until browned. Spread jam
  • over warm crust.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and milk until smooth. Add white
  • chips; beat until smooth. Spread carefully over jam layer. Cool
  • completely. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until set.
  • For glaze, melt chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave; stir
  • until smooth. Spread over filling. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Cut
  • into bars; chill 1 hour longer or until set. Store in refrigerator.
  • Yield: 3 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 98 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 27 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.