Chocolate Raspberry Streusel Squares

Recipe by BrendaM
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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
YIELD: 24 squares
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 14
  • 1 14
    cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 13
    cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 12
    teaspoon baking powder
  • 14
    teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 34
    cup butter or 3/4 cup margarine, chilled and cut into pieces
  • 34
    cup raspberry preserves or 3/4 cup jam (about 10 oz.)
  • 1
    cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (6 oz.)
  • 14
    cup chopped almonds (optional)
  • 12
    cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Combine flour, oats, sugars, baking powder and salt in large bowl.
  • Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is crumbly.
  • Reserve 1 cup oat mixture for streusel.
  • Press remaining oat mixture onto bottom of ungreased 8-inch square baking pan.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Transfer to wire rack.
  • Spread preserves evenly over hot crust to within 1/2 inch of edges.
  • Sprinkle evenly with 1 cup morsels.
  • Combine reserved oat mixture and almonds, if desired; sprinkle over morsels, patting gently.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  • Drizzle with melted chocolate, if desired.
  • Let chocolate set before cutting into squares.
  • Store tightly covered.
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