Chocolate Raspberry Bars

Chocolate Raspberry Bars

"A boxed cake mix and raspberry jam simplify assembly of these sweet treats from Diana Olmstead. 'The bars are very rich, so cut them into small pieces,' suggests the Yelm, Washington cook."
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40 m servings
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  1. In a bowl, combine cake mix, egg and butter until crumbly. Press into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (crust will appear puffy and dry). Cool on a wire rack. Spread jam over the crust.
  2. In a microwave or heavy saucepan, melt vanilla chips; stir until smooth. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and milk until smooth. add melted chips; mix well. Carefully spread over jam. Melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth. Drizzle or pipe over the cream cheese layer. Refrigerate before cutting.

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These are fabulous!!! DH says they are the best 'brownies' he's ever eaten! This is what I did to avoid the messy mingling of the preserves and cream cheese mixture: I pressed a little more t...

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This recipe has potential but, as submitted, I only give 3 stars. You need 2 12-oz jars of raspberry jam or there is very little raspberry flavor. I had a hard time getting the crust mixture t...

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These are fabulous!!! DH says they are the best 'brownies' he's ever eaten! This is what I did to avoid the messy mingling of the preserves and cream cheese mixture: I pressed a little more t...

I, too, have trouble with presentation for this recipe. It tastes good, but the raspberry jam and cream cheese topping did get mixed up, even though I chilled the bars between layers. Also, the ...

This recipe has potential but, as submitted, I only give 3 stars. You need 2 12-oz jars of raspberry jam or there is very little raspberry flavor. I had a hard time getting the crust mixture t...

I love these bars. If you love raspberry and chocolate together these are a great treat. They are not great for presentation though. The cheese gets tangled with the jam and you end up with pink...

I've made this recipe for years. Found it originally in the food section of the Washington Post newspaper. There's nothing better than Chocolate and Raspberries! I've renamed the recipe Tripl...

The toppings got mixed together but they didn't last long. One of the best cookies I've ever made, and I've made thousands.

Great combination of tastes but once again I thought it was too messy. I think that the best idea would be to mix the raspberry jam in with the white frosting. Changes the consistency of the dis...

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