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    Chocolate Raspberry Bars

    Chocolate Raspberry Bars. Photo by Juenessa

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    25 mins

    10 mins

    15 mins

    Sydney Mike's Note:

    This great recipe comes from Taste of Home New Cake Mix Creations cookbook & is only for the sweetest of sweet tooths! Preparation time does not include time needed for crust to cool or for completed bars to cool in the refrigerator.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package devil's food cake mix
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
    • 1 (12 ounce) jar seedless raspberry jam

    For the Topping

    • 1 (12 ounce) package vanilla chips (or white chocolate chips)
    • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
    • 2 tablespoons whole milk
    • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Prehead oven to 350 degrees F, & grease a 15"x10" glass baking dish.
    2. 2
      In large bowl, combine cake mix, egg & butter until crumbly, then press crumb mixture into bottom of baking dish.
    3. 3
      Bake 8-10 minutes or until crust appears puffy & dry, then cool on wire rack.
    4. 4
      When crust is cool, spread jam over crust.
    5. 5
      In microwave or heavy saucepan, melt vanilla chips, then stir until smooth.
    6. 6
      In large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese & milk until smooth.
    7. 7
      Add melted vanilla chips & mix well.
    8. 8
      CAREFULLY spread cream cheese mixture over jam.
    9. 9
      Melt chocolate chips & butter, then stir until smooth.
    10. 10
      Drizzle or pipe over cream cheese layer.
    11. 11
      Refrigerate before cutting into SMALL pieces.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 24, 2009

      55

      What a great cookie/bar. The combination of chocolate and raspberry is just heavenly. A word of caution though .. it's very easy to over bake the crust. I did this the first time. I made them again today and much better results. Very elegant and definitely guest quality. This will probably become one of my favorite desserts. Updated 12/09 .. I was having problems with the chocolate and butter ... the chocolate was wanting to sieze. I looked for a dipping chocolate recipe here on Zaar and found one using solid shortening (Crisco). In fact the author stressed not to use butter. I tried another batch of the drizzling chocolate with the Crisco and exactly what i wanted ... nice, smooth chocolate and made a beautiful presentation. Also, I chilled the cookie base/jam before trying to spread the cream cheese on it ... That helped reduce the jam from wanting to pull up and swirl in with the cream cheese.

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    • on December 25, 2008

      55

      Decadent & rich. Hard to spread the cream cheese mixture over the raspberry, it ended up a little "swirled", but the flavor still is the same. Definitely cut into small bites as this is sweet & rich like candy.

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    • on May 14, 2008

      55

      I made this using strawberry jam Kittencal's Easy Refrigerator Strawberry Jam in place of raspberry, this is sweet so a small piece goes a long way, I was going to make this in a 13 x 9-inch pan and I should have gone with that intention I found the 15x10 pan was too large for the amount of batter, next time I will use a smaller pan, the taste was great, thanks for sharing Syd!

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    Nutritional Facts for Chocolate Raspberry Bars

    Serving Size: 1 (27 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 60

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 109.7
     
    Calories from Fat 50
    45%
    Total Fat 5.5 g
    8%
    Saturated Fat 2.8 g
    14%
    Cholesterol 10.0 mg
    3%
    Sodium 90.8 mg
    3%
    Total Carbohydrate 14.5 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    1%
    Sugars 10.2 g
    40%
    Protein 1.3 g
    2%

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