Raspberry-Filled White Chocolate Bars

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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