Chocolate-Raspberry Streusel Squares (Crack Bars)

Ingredients:
  • 1-1/2 C flour
  • 1-1/2 C quick-cooking or old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 C brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt, optional
  • 1 C butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 jar (10 oz.) raspberry jam or preserves
  • 1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 C almonds, chopped
Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375. Spray and 11x7-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.

In medium bowl, combine flour, oats, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in margarine until crumbly.

Reserve 1 cup oat mixture for streusel topping; press remaining oat mixture onto bottom of prepared pan. Spread preserves over crust; sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips.

Add almonds to reserved 1 cup oat mixture; sprinkle over chocolate chips, patting lightly. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until golden brown.

Cool completely in pan until chocolate is firm. To serve, cut into bars.


Date Added:January 01, 2002
Classification:Bar Cookies/Brownies
Source:Bon Appetit
Meal:Snack
Course:Dessert
Preparation:

Bake

Notes:

2002…2015, 2016
Don't use a food processor to cut in the butter - it ruins the texture.