- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup cold butter, cubed
- 3/4 cup seedless raspberry jam
- 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) semisweet chocolate chunks
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, sugars and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside 1 cup for topping; press remaining crumb mixture into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Spread with jam; sprinkle with chocolate chunks.
- Combine walnuts and reserved crumb mixture; sprinkle over the top. Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Yield: 16 servings.
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This recipe stars as a 5* recipe! I did adjust the recipe by using 1/2 butter and 1/2 margarine to conserve on my butter supply! I used 1/2 tsp. salt. I also greased and floured my 9" square baking pan and used about 1-3/4
cups semi-sweet chocolate chips and almost 3/4 cup seedless raspberry jam as I had JUST that amount! I did combine the crumbs, reserving 1 cup for the topping, along with the 1/4 cup of combined pecans/walnuts!
I also baked 30 minutes at 375o F. I ran a knife around the edges of the squares to loosen. I found that I didn't
need to chill the bars after all!
They cut well-they WERE warm, but HAD cooled down! I think because I'd had SLIGHTLY less jam, the bars held together! But then, if chilling them AFTER cooling DOES help to firm these bars, WelshieGirl DID have a really good idea! This recipe certainly is on my list for future bar cookies!
I actually saw this recipe in my newest TOH recipe book: Easy Weeknight Dinners! I printed the recipe after going on the TOH Website! delowenstein
When I was a kid, my aunt made raspberry bars and blind baked the bottom crust for 15 minutes. I tried it with this recipe, let the pan and crust cool before spreading the raspberry preserves, and then proceeded as directed. AWESOME! I also substituted slivered almonds for the walnuts in the topping, because it is what I had on hand. This recipe is very versatile. I will try it with apricot preserves next!
These are addicting. These will be added to my baking list for all events.
Really lovely receipe! I subsituted the walnuts for Hazelnuts, and it worked just as well!
Top Tip though: Jam/Chocolate filling will stay really runny for a long time after taking out of oven - once cooled a bit, put in fridge for an hour, then take out and cut! Also, line your tin with baking parchment that is long enough to be able to 'lift' the bake out once its cooled a bit!
It won't last long in our house!
These bars were a big hit! Made these bars for Christmas 2010 and my family loved them. They will be first on the list for all my holiday baking.