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Raspberry Filled White Chocolate Bars hit all the marks! Buttery white chocolate laden dough, raspberry filling, more dough along with a flourish of sliced almonds made for a delectable treat.

These delightful raspberry bars were brought to a neighborhood cookie exchange years ago, then I made them for a blogger cookie exchange in 2011. They continually get rave reviews and can be enjoyed all year long!!

Raspberry Filled White Chocolate Bars stacked on a square white plate

Raspberry Filled White Chocolate Bars

Each year I attend a number of cookie exchanges and always come home with at least one new, spectacular recipe.  My sweet friend and neighbor, Sally, baked these amazing Raspberry Filled White Chocolate Bars  for one of our holiday exchanges a few years back. They combine some of my favorite flavors: white chocolate, almond and raspberries. 

And the bonus of making bar cookies is that there’s no need to scoop and bake numerous batches. These are perfect for picnics, potlucks, cookie exchanges and more. I schlepped a batch in my suitcase when I flew to Colorado in June for a little holiday with 5 dear friends. I cut the squares seen below in half so we could all indulge in a wee bit of something sweet after dinner.

 Raspberry Filled White Chocolate Bar on a round white plate with 2 raspberries

Tips for Making These Raspberry Bars

I line my baking pans with non-stick foil. This prevents the jam from welding itself onto the side of the pan and making it impossible to remove the bar cookies. It’s also useful as a sling to remove that bar cookies as a whole to a cutting board to slice.

For slicing tips, check out How to Cut Perfect Cookie Bars.

Melting chocolate is easy in the microwave. Just take it slow. I use 15-30 second increments, stopping to stir before starting again. The residual heat will continue to melt the chocolate, so it’s OK to pull it out of the microwave when there are a few soft pieces visible in the mixture.

Toasting your almonds brings out the natural oils and therefore more flavor. Whether you do it in a non-stick pan or in the oven, watch your nuts very carefully as they can burn easily. Stir occasionally, especially when you toast these very thin sliced almonds.

More Raspberry Desserts 

This recipe was first posted in December, 2011. The photos and text were updated in 2019.

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Raspberry Filled White Chocolate Bar on a round white plate with 2 raspberries

Raspberry Filled White Chocolate Bars

White chocolate bars with a raspberry jam filling and sliced almond garnish!

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Bar Cookies
  • Method: Melting, Mixing, Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 12 ounces white chocolate, chopped (about 2 cups total), divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/4 cup raspberry jam (I used a combination of red and black raspberry jams)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325º. Line an 8 x 8 inch pan with non-stick foil or grease and flour pan.
  2. Toast the almonds by cooking over low heat in a saucepan, stirring frequently, till lightly colored and fragrant. Set aside.
  3. Melt butter with 1 cup of the white chocolate chunks in microwave. Start, stop and stir every 30 seconds till smooth and melted. Set aside.
  4. Beat eggs till light and foamy. Add sugar and continue to beat till lemon colored. Stir in white chocolate mixture. Add flour, salt and almond extract and mix just till combined. Spread half of dough into prepared pan and bake 15-20 minutes till light brown.
  5. Add remaining chocolate chunks to remaining batter.
  6. Carefully spread jam over warm crust (gently warm jam if it isn’t a spreadable consistency). Spoon remaining batter over jam. Some jam may show through batter. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake for 30-40 more minutes or till toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Cool completely. Cut into bars.

Notes

Recipe from my friend, Sally, via Nestlé

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75 comments on “Raspberry Filled White Chocolate Bars”

  1. Lovely! The combination of white chocolate and raspberries is delightful!

  2. Lizzy, your photos get more gorgeous by day! I love the sound of these delicious things! Yum!!

  3. Yum and Wow!! I have gone and voted and stumbled… hope you win Lizzy!! 🙂

  4. Liz, from my perspective, this is one of best cookie recipes I saw on the Food Blogger swap. Not kidding. I might just be tired out from chocolate (well, there’s no doubt I’m tired out from chocolate), but this is one of the few I feel compelled to go and bake. Folks did such an incredible job in the swap, but it does take over-the-top effort to get me to bake nowadays. 🙂

  5. wow! these is really good and tempting.

  6. Beautiful as always Lizzy. You never cease to amaze and delight me.

  7. The cookie swap sounds like it was so much fun and a huge success. And your White Chocolate Bars looks so delicious.

  8. This looks like a wonderful bar recipe. I like the sliced almonds on top.

  9. Lucky girls who got these in the mail! They look delish, the white chocolate gets me every time. I know it’s early, but I could go for 1 or 2 with my coffee right now!

  10. Mmmm the raspberry in these sound divine! I had so much doing this cookie swap and am jealous I could not have these too! 🙂

  11. Lizzy-I’ve backtracked at least 4 of your recent posts with your amazing baking treats. How do you find the time to “whip” them out, one after the other, and each one is more delicous, decadent, and beautiful than the other!!! I am at a loss for words. Just way too much for me to observe; but it’s YOU! …and that says it all:DDD

  12. These look SO GOOD. Love the raspberry center. Yummmm

  13. OMG those sound amazing, Lizzy!! Love the almonds on top too 🙂

  14. Lizzy this looks perfect and delicious !I love raspberries !

  15. I always love your cookie bars…these look really inviting with the combo of raspberry and white chocolate.

  16. I am so over the moon what an easy recipe this is! I love raspberry and white chocolate is a bonus!

  17. I too love the combination of white chocolate and raspberries and that touch of almond just puts it over the top for me. This is a great recipe for schlepping places and it looks so delicious I can see why you carted it all the way to Colorado. Definitely have to make this for my sister, another almond raspberry fan.

  18. What a beautiful recipe! Rich, decadent, but at the same time, thanks to raspberry preserves, so summery. When white chocolate blondies meet a raspberry tart, you’ve got this excellent marriage!

  19. A very pretty dessert! I bet they taste amazing too:@)

  20. Liz these are positively amazing! Love the raspberry white chocolate combo!

  21. I agree, raspberries and white chocolate is a combination of flavors made in heaven –  and these bars look quite heavenly!

  22. I just baked another double batch of your Buttery Caramel Squares for the guys tomorrow, they were such a huge hit the last time! I will give these a go on Wednesday but I’m secretly hoping they will be finished by then!

  23. Easy to see why these get rave reviews! I can practically taste how summer-y and delicious they are. P.S. I love how almost all of your photos (which are so pretty), have a touch or red in them. My favorite color. 🙂 ~Valentina

  24. Always love desserts that use jam as an ingredient. This would be good with blackberry jam as well (which we have a surplus of).

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