Chocolate Raspberry Streusel Squares
Gave this recipe 5 star, because chocolate in between the layers, and chopped almonds were mixed into streusel, which made the bars taste heavenly delicious.
or whole wheat flour
(quick or oldfashioned)
or butter, chilled, or half butter and half applesauce
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semi-sweet pieces, or 4 oz white chocolate, melted*, null, null
Heat oven to 375℉ (190℃).
Combine flour, oats, sugars, baking powder and salt.
Cut in margarine until mixture is crumbly.
Reserve 1 cup for streusel; set aside.
Press remaining oat mixture onto bottom of ungreased 9-inch square baking pan.
Bake 10 minutes.
Spread preserves over crust; sprinkle evenly with chocolate pieces.
Combine reserved oat mixture and almonds; sprinkle over chocolate pieces, patting gently.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool completely. Drizzle with melted chocolate, if desired.
Cut into 36 squares.
Note: I used whole wheat flour, ½ cup applesauce, 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil to make the crust and streusel. It's moist, crumbly and delicious.