It might seem to you that all I make is dessert. I could pretend like that’s not true, but let’s face it – I like me some sugar. I’ll try to make some actual food tomorrow so you don’t worry about my nutrient intake, but I can’t make any promises.
Tonight’s dessert comes to us from an avid AG reader named Chris who emailed me a recipe for Raspberry Bars.
Step one – combine ½ cup packed light brown sugar, 1 cup all purpose flour, ¼ tsp. baking soda, 1/8 tsp. salt and 1 cup rolled oats. Rub in ½ cup (1 stick) butter using your hands or a pastry blender to form a crumbly mixture.
Press 2 cups of the mixture into the bottom of a greased 8-in. square pan. (Chris’s recipe says that you should also line the greased pan with greased foil, but since I was using a foil pan I decided to skip that step).
Spread 3/4 cup raspberry jam to within ¼ inch of the edge.
Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture over the top and lightly press it into the jam. Bake in a 350° oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Wait to cool before cutting into bars. Then test it out on your roommates. Here is Annette’s first taste.
And here is Aaron’s (he’s the new roommate. He’s also sick and that’s why he hasn’t shaved. Don’t judge him.)
Did they like them? Do they like me? Did my raspberry bars earn me their love and respect?
So, thanks Chris for this great and easy recipe. The raspberry bars were a hit!