Today’s post is part of a challenge by The Daily Meal to post a recipe with raspberries – Raspberry Bars- yum!! You know, I love fruit desserts and I especially love bar desserts in the summertime – they’re so easy for picnics, and at outdoor concerts. This recipe is a take off on my blueberry crumb bars. To kick it up a notch, I added white chocolate chips. Raspberry & White Chocolate – always a wining combination!
It’s quite an easy recipe. Some of the “dough “is pressed into the pan to form a cookie crust. That same mixture is then sprinkled on top to form the crumbly topping. The middle layer is simply raspberries tossed in sugar and a little cornstarch (or flour) to thicken the juices. If desired, sprinkle white chocolate chips on top, about 10 minutes before the bars are done, so they have time to melt. You could also melt the chocolate separately and drizzle it on top, when the bars are done.
Here’s the bars with the un-melted chips – you’ll have to take my word on the finished product as my melted pics didn’t come out. But I didn’t want to wait to share this with you, as they’re perfect dessert for July 4th. Bring them along to the fireworks show!
Disclosure: Thanks to Driscolls, who was nice enough to provide me with coupons for the raspberries.