Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
16 servings (serving size: 1 bar)

If you're not a fan of raspberry jam, try substituting your favorite preserves in this Raspberry-Chocolate Bar dessert recipe.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Set aside.

Step 3

Combine sugar and butter in a medium bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add the flour mixture to butter mixture, and stir until well blended (mixture will be crumbly.) Remove 3/4 cup of dough; toss with chocolate chips. Set aside. Press the remaining dough into an 8-inch square baking pan, and spread evenly with jam. Sprinkle with chocolate chip mixture.

Step 4

Bake at 375° 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Ratings & Reviews

starfishies's Review

June 23, 2011
I really enjoyed these bars! So delicious! I didn't have any problems with dryness or really anything. I did use 6 Tablespoons of butter instead of 5, and I pressed the top layer into the preserves as another reviewer had done. I also added a few more chocolate chips, and it was very chocolatey in the end. I thought they were very good, and it got great reviews from those I served it to. I liked it so much, I'm making it for the second time after making them less than a week ago.

CarlynO's Review

July 29, 2011
WOW these were good! I used a low sugar "raspberry acai pomegranate jam" (40 oz. jar from Costco) that was perfectly tart to counteract the buttery crust. I love the amount of salt in the crust because it was the perfect salty sweet combo! I used 1/4 cup less sugar in the crust and it worked out great. The oat mixture was a bit dry (but was manageable and worked just fine as a crust and topping) so if you'd rather have a bit more of a "crumble" instead of a dust on the top, add some more butter or maybe even yogurt (to keep it low fat). I'd suggest 2 tablespoons. Oh and next time I'll add just a tad bit more chocolate chips just because I LOVE chocolate! Definitely keeping this recipe and it would be great to double and bring to a pot luck! Was so fast and easy to make yet tastes like it was a complicated dessert!

BSDawkins34's Review

October 09, 2009
This is a delicious dessert, but I did make two of the changes the other reviewers recommended. I used a stick of butter, instead of 5 tbs., since everyone else said it was too dry. I also used less rasberry jam, probably about 5 oz. instead of 10 oz. Wonderful with a small amount of vanilla ice cream on the side. I'm even adding this one to my food blog, www.mouthofthesouth.biz.

amym850's Review

November 16, 2008
Have made thi recipes many times and never had a problem lke the others (however I cook for a living). Love It! Have made it for several special occasions and got many compliments. I like to add a little more chocolate chips!!!

Grammikraker's Review

April 11, 2011
What a delicious & easy recipe. I didn't have raspberry jam so substituted apple butter but will definately make w/ raspberry next time as it's a favorite of mine. Also doubled the recipe & used a sprayed 13x9" dish & baked 350 for 45 minutes.

Vailmorgan's Review

September 06, 2010
Very good recipe. I sprayed the pan first and mushed the bottom layer down into the pan. I used fresh raspberries instead of jam. You can easily crush them with a fork. We let the bars cool before removing from pan and had no issues. Yummy! We went back for seconds.

VStraehle's Review

November 15, 2008
Delicious! I did not find that there were any "missing" ingredients as others have mentioned. I did put 2/3 cup chocolate chips for a more chocolatey flavor. I used reynolds release foil in the pan for easy removal. I did press the top layer into the jam pretty good so it wouldn't be dry as previously stated. The bars came out great. I have made them twice in 2 weeks! Everybody likes them!

buddhahotei's Review

April 25, 2013
Great flavor and was easy to make!

rstarrlemaitre's Review

October 14, 2013
These bars are ah-mazing. A perfect blend of salty, sweet, crunchy, and chocolate in the dough on both sides, and a perfect layer of raspberry sandwiched in the middle. I do recommend spraying the pan with cooking spray for easier extraction, but the resulting cookies are perfect.

rainblossom82's Review

December 29, 2012
These tasted okay but looked unappetizing so I couldn't give them as holiday gifts. I also had a hard time getting them out of the pan. It just made them a mess. The crust and topping was also dry. I wouldn't make them again.