Friday, January 23, 2009

Raspberry Filled White Chocolate Bars

So I'm headed to a friend's wedding tomorrow and I figured I should make some snacks for the 4+ hour drive. C loves raspberry and chocolate concoctions, so this one caught my eye.

Difficulty: Easy
Eat Rating: Good. The sweet hits you after awhile, so cut small pieces.

From Pillsbury Best of the Bake-Off

1/2 cup butter
1 (12 oz) bag of white chocolate chips or 12 oz bar, cut into pieces
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon amaretto (or almond extract)
1/2 cup raspberry jam
1/4 cup sliced almonds (LN: omitted)

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Grease an 8 or 9-inch square pan. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat and add half the chocolate (1 cup if using morsels). Let stand, do not stir.

In a separate bowl, beat eggs. Add sugar and blend. Stir in the chocolate/butter mixture, then add the flour, salt and amaretto. Spread half the mixture (about 1 cup) into the bottom of the pan and bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.

Remove from oven and spread raspberry jam over the crust. Mix the remaining chips into the leftover mix and spread that over the jam. Sprinkle with almonds if using. Return to oven and bake for 35 minutes. Cool completely and cut into bars.

1 comment:

  1. Things I'm excited about
    You blogging
    It being about food
    Seeing you in like 8 weeks!