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Raspberry White Chocolate Bars

A co-worker's mother gave me this gem of a recipe a few years back. I can never decide what's more appealing—the attractive look of the bars or their incredible aroma while they're baking! Everyone who tries these asks for the recipe. —Mimi Priesman, Pace, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) white baking chips, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, melt butter. Remove from the heat; add 1 cup chips (do not stir). In a small bowl, beat eggs until foamy; gradually add sugar. Stir in chip mixture and almond extract. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to egg mixture just until combined.
  • Spread half of the batter into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 325° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • In a small saucepan, melt jam over low heat; spread over warm crust. Stir remaining chips into the remaining batter; drop by spoonfuls over the jam layer. Sprinkle with almonds.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes longer or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 162 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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