Bake-Off® Contest 34, 1990
Wheaton, Illinois

Raspberry-Filled White Chocolate Bars

Everything seems more special with white chocolate, like these ultimate bars layered with sweet jam and amaretto-almond flavors.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 2 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

1/2
cup margarine or butter
1
(12-oz.) pkg. (2 cups) white vanilla chips or 2 (6-oz.) white chocolate baking bars, chopped
2
eggs
1/2
cup sugar
1
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon amaretto or almond extract
1/2
cup raspberry spreadable fruit or jam
1/4
cup sliced almonds, toasted

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  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour 9-inch square pan or 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish. Melt margarine in small saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat. Add 1 cup of the white vanilla chips (or 1 chopped white chocolate baking bar). LET STAND; DO NOT STIR.
  • 2 Beat eggs in large bowl until foamy. Gradually add sugar, beating at high speed until lemon-colored. Stir in white vanilla chip mixture. Add flour, salt and amaretto; mix at low speed just until combined. Spread half of batter (about 1 cup) in greased and floured pan. Set remaining batter aside.
  • 3 Bake at 325°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • 4 Meanwhile, stir remaining 1 cup white vanilla chips (or 1 chopped white chocolate baking bar) into remaining half of batter; set aside. Melt spreadable fruit in small saucepan over low heat.
  • 5 Remove pan from oven. Spread melted fruit evenly over warm base. Gently spoon teaspoonfuls of remaining batter over fruit. (Some fruit may show through batter.) Sprinkle with almonds.
  • 6 Return to oven; bake an additional 25 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled. Cut into bars.
  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour 9-inch square pan or 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish. Melt margarine in small saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat. Add 1 cup of the white vanilla chips (or 1 chopped white chocolate baking bar). LET STAND; DO NOT STIR.
  • 2 Beat eggs in large bowl until foamy. Gradually add sugar, beating at high speed until lemon-colored. Stir in white vanilla chip mixture. Add flour, salt and amaretto; mix at low speed just until combined. Spread half of batter (about 1 cup) in greased and floured pan. Set remaining batter aside.
  • 3 Bake at 325°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • 4 Meanwhile, stir remaining 1 cup white vanilla chips (or 1 chopped white chocolate baking bar) into remaining half of batter; set aside. Melt spreadable fruit in small saucepan over low heat.
  • 5 Remove pan from oven. Spread melted fruit evenly over warm base. Gently spoon teaspoonfuls of remaining batter over fruit. (Some fruit may show through batter.) Sprinkle with almonds.
  • 6 Return to oven; bake an additional 25 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled. Cut into bars.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
175
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
115mg
115%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.