Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Chocolate Raspberry Crumb Bars

This is another recipe that I saved from a print ad, but you can find it online here. It's one of the first recipes that became a favorite after DH and I were married, and I've probably baked it for every Christmas since then. We've tried the no-nuts variation, but like it better with the walnuts.

Don't forget to link up your recipes in the Virtual Cookie Exchange blog hop.

Chocolate Raspberry Crumb Bars
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 1 can (14 ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1/3 cup seedless raspberry jam

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

BEAT butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in flour, sugar and salt until crumbly. With floured fingers, press 1 3/4 cups crumb mixture onto bottom of prepared baking pan; reserve remaining mixture.

BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

MICROWAVE 1 cup morsels and sweetened condensed milk in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Spread over hot crust.

STIR nuts into reserved crumb mixture; sprinkle over chocolate filling. Drop teaspoonfuls of raspberry jam over crumb mixture. Sprinkle with remaining morsels.

BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.


  1. Oh wow this sounds really yummy and the baking experience needed fits me perfectly!

  2. Yum!! These would be great as little Christmas gifts. :)

  3. I think I may have seen you post this before... I'll tell you, it STILL sounds yummy to me! I'm going to have to try these for my Christmas cookie trays!

  4. All your recipes sound yummy! I wish I could bake. I don't know what I do wrong, but I can ruin premade cookie dough. I am a good cook though! If you have any unique soup/stew recipes and wouldn't mind sharing, could you shoot me an email with 1 or 2 or 10? :)
    Thanks and have a great day!!!
    Bridgette Groschen


I love to hear what you're thinking, so thank you for leaving a comment!

Spammers are unwelcome here, and spam comments will be deleted.