Raspberry Streusel Bars!

Raspberry Streusel Bars!

OH. MY. WORD.

These bars are one of the best desserts I’ve ever tasted – and they’re most definitely the best treat I’ve made so far!

I cannot get over how good they were. And the fact that I made them myself makes them even more special!

The buttery crust, raspberry filling, sweet streusel topping, and sugary glaze all compliment each other so well.

To finish using what I had of the raspberries and raspberry preserves before they went bad, I made two batches of these bars, and they were a winner with my family both times.

I highly recommend that you make some for yourself!

(Note: I got my raspberry preserves from Trader Joe’s; I don’t know where else they are sold.)

Happy baking! 😀

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{Raspberry Streusel Bars}

Ingredients:

Shortbread Crust

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

1/4 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup flour

Raspberry Filling

3/4 cup raspberry preserves

12-16 fresh raspberries

Streusel

1/2 cup old-fashioned oats

1/3 cup packed light or dark brown sugar

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 cup flour

1/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed

Glaze

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 1/2 tsp butter or margarine

1 1/2 tsp milk

Glaze Directions: Mix ingredients together in a small bowl. Transfer glaze to a sandwich bag and snip one of the bottom corners. Drizzle over warm dessert to taste.

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch glass baking dish with aluminum foil, leaving enough overhang on all sides. Set aside.

2. Make the crust: Stir the melted butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt together in a medium bowl. Add the flour and stir until everything is combined. Press the mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes.

3. Make the streusel: Whisk the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour together in a medium bowl. Slowly add in the chilled butter or margarine, mixing with a spoon then cutting it with a knife until it resembles coarse crumbs.

4. Remove the crust from the oven, and turn up the oven to 350°F.

5. Spread preserves over the warm crust and dot it with raspberries. Sprinkle the streusel on top and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the streusel is golden brown.

6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 20 minutes, then drizzle the glaze over the top. Serve warm.

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— Maggie

24 thoughts on “Raspberry Streusel Bars!

  1. I agree with Cheila!! Wow these look, and from the ingredients sound fantastic. I wonder if you could use strawberry, instead of the raspberry? Because I usually always have strawberry preserves. God bless you Maggie and the desserts that you make 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Margaret! They were absolutely amazing. You could definitely use strawberry preserves! And for the fresh raspberries, you could just cut up fresh strawberries into small chunks as a substitute. I bet that would taste wonderful! If you try that, definitely let me know how it goes. 🙂 I’m hoping I can find a way to use peaches instead of raspberries, but I’d have to find peach preserves somewhere, if that’s even a thing…

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      1. And I searched and there are quite a few company that makes peach preserves. Good value has one 18oz jar for $2.50(rounded up) I eat their strawberry preserves, when I don’t have any of my own, which is most the year because we will eat up all that I make within a couple of months after I make it 🙂

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      2. Good food always disappears so quickly, doesn’t it? Every time I make a dessert, it’s gone by the next night. Four people make snacks and treats almost instantly disappear.

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      3. Very true! I do enjoy getting to make desserts for them. However, then that means I only get to have two servings, when I’d like to have more 😂 Oh, well. That’s probably for the best, anyway. I don’t do a great job watching my calories…

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      4. I don’t know who created that whole calorie thing. I’m pretty sure it was somebody who wanted more for themselves and scared everybody else off with the “calorie” thing 🙂 Don’t let calories steal your joy 🙂 It’s best to share anyway.

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      5. That’s good advice. I have to constantly remind myself to be health-conscious enough to stay healthy, but not to the point where I’m obsessive about what’s in food. Thank you for talking with me tonight, Margaret; I love getting to have conversations with you. 😊❤

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