Tuesday, November 2, 2010

October 24 Raspberry Chocolate Bars

We are in the process of getting the house cleaned up so grocery shopping is low on the list. I found a great recipe that uses things we have on hand and includes the food processor. Can't go wrong with that!

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 2/3 cup seedless raspberry jam
Preheat oven to 350°F. For crust, place flour, brown sugar, salt, and cold butter in a food processor. Cover and process until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 1 1/2 cups crumb mixture for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture into the bottom of a greased 13x9 inch baking pan. Bake for 14 minutes. Meanwhile, for filling, in a small saucepan, heat condensed milk and 1 cup of the chocolate pieces over low heat until chocolate melts, stirring constantly. Pour chocolate mixture over baked crust, using spatula to spread evenly. Sprinkle with reserved crumb topping. Drop teaspoons of the raspberry jam 1 1/2 inches apart over top. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate pieces. Return pan to oven and bake for 30 more minutes or until filling is set. Cool completely. Cut into bars.

Audrey's Tasks:
  1. Cut butter
  2. Make crumb mixture
  3. Press crust into pan
  4. Heat chocolate mixture
  5. Help pour chocolate into pan
  6. Spread crumb on top
  7. Drop raspberry jam onto pan
  8. Sprinkle chocolate pieces on top
Mom's Tasks:
  1. Gather ingredients
  2. Assist Audrey
I would not recommend giving cold butter to a two-year-old to cut up. The butter is not so cold after that. Add that to the fact that I let Audrey play with the food processor and we ended up with dough instead of crumbs. I made it work. Also, spreading is not necessary with warm chocolate. It will do just fine on its own. These taste really good as you can image from the ingredient list. We elected to eat half of this batch and save the rest for gifts.


  1. THESE WERE SO GOOD!!!! These are the best bars I've ever made, I'm going to make them again and again. Thank you for sharing the recipe!


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