Raspberry Treasure Dream Bars

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a delicious bar cookie with a raspberry and chocolate layer between a shortbread bottom layer and a crumb topping top layer. These are Christmas tradition at our house.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Shortbread Layer

  • 2 12 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter, chilled and cut into chunks
  • Middle layer

  • 1 -2 cup raspberry jam
  • 1 -2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • Crumb Topping

  • 1 13 cups flour
  • 1 cup butter, chilled and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped super fine


  1. Combine shortbread layer ingredients with a fork or food processor until crumbly.
  2. Press into the bottom of a buttered 9x13 baking dish.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350*, until lightly browned. Remove and let cool for 10 -15 minutes.
  4. Then spread the jam over the baked shortbread layer.
  5. Sprinkle chocolate chips over jam layer.
  6. Combine Crumb topping ingredients with a fork or food processor until crumbly then sprinkle over chocolate chip layer.
  7. Bake at 350* for 15-20 minutes. Until top layer is lightly browned.
Most Helpful

YUM! This is exactly what I was looking for! I love the flavor of the shortbread. Next time I will cut down on the bake time of the shortbread layer (a little hard) and the final step I baked a bit longer for the crumb topping to turn brown.

hmms January 06, 2008

Holy moly! I don't even know how to describe the awesomeness of these little bars. I did not add the chocolate chips because I felt they would overpower the raspberry flavor too much, and was happy without them. The crust was buttery and just the right thickness for my taste. Thank you!

MizEmerilLagasse January 01, 2011