Grandma's Raspberry Bars Recipe -
Grandma's Raspberry Bars Recipe
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Grandma's Raspberry Bars

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"Wonderful chewy Christmas cookie bars."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen bars Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl combine butter, white sugar, brown sugar, flour, baking powder and salt; mix well. Spread 2/3 of mixture into prepared pan.
  3. Spread jam over mixture.
  4. Combine remaining mixture with oats and walnuts; sprinkle over jam layer.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 17, 2004

Deserves a 10. You're nuts if you do not stop searching and make a batch of these! I happened to use a combo of Apricot Preserves and a bit of Smucker's Pineapple Ice Cream Topping! The bars are thick and they just melt in your mouth one after another :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 04, 2011

Taste was good, but I agree with the other reviewers that there was too much crumble. Perhaps reducing the amount of oats would help, as 1 1/2 cups seems way too much for the amount of dough you save for the topping. You couldn't eat these like a bar because the crumble all fell off. Also, they seemed too thin, and I will try it with a 9x9 pan next time.


51 Ratings

Oct 22, 2009

Delicious, used fresh raspberries.

Nov 25, 2002

Great raspberry bars! I used Solo raspberry pastry filling instead of jam and they were delicious!

Nov 25, 2002

These bars are delicious! They are very rich and go well with holiday baking!

Oct 29, 2007

These came out great except I made a few changes. I added another 2 tablespoons of softened butter to the topping because it seemed dry. I substituted chopped almonds for walnuts. Also, I realized I didn't have any plain oats, so I used apple/cinnamon flavored oats turned out great! Would definitely make these again!

Jul 08, 2006

Pretty good. I did however make some changes. I didn't have and raspberry jam, so instead I used frozen. I also made a mixtire of cream cheese, eggs, sugar, and vanilla, and poured that over the berrys before topping it all with the streusl. Turned out very tasty :)

Jul 28, 2006

I agree with a few other reviewers in that the top comes out really crumbly but the taste is really yummy. Half of the pan is gone and it only came out of the oven a half an hour ago. I think this would be great served when still warm over some vanilla bean ice cream, kind of like the applecrisp at Chilis.


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  • Calories
  • 169 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 81 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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