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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.

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!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yield 16 servings

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

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1 bar

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 279Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 145mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 3g

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75 comments on “Raspberry Filled White Chocolate Bars”

  1. I love this flavor combo also. They look amazing Liz. You’re one busy lady these days, hope you’re getting some rest.

  2. These look like a fantastic submission to any cookie swap. So creative!

  3. This was was my first cookie swap with some wonderful ladies in my community. I wish I was part of the food bloggers cookie swap and mostly be on your mailing list. These look absolutely amazing!!

  4. Liz, your white chocolate cookies look incredible. You certainly know how to tempt us! Filled with raspberry jam… warm crust. Ooh, I’m shivering here for some!

  5. cookie swaps sound so fun!

  6. this chocolate bar is indeed beautiful! the combination of white chocolate, almond and raspberries sound delicious!

  7. This is so beautifully delicious, Lizzy! Today is my very FIRST TIME baking cookies and so are my gals! We’re quite satisfied with the taste, not too sweet. 😉
    I saw this little beauty yesterday, voted and now I decided to make this for our next baking session! ;D

  8. Those pictures say it all and I can taste the flavor and texture of these bars. 🙂

  9. I love raspberries, really all berries, but this sounds and look absolutely amazing:)
    have a nice day Lizzy:)

  10. Wow,,,looks so good mymouth watering now,I will mark this recipe, i read the ingredients,I have everything I need 🙂 thanks for sharing liz,,
    Ridwan

  11. I’ve set aside one day next week to try a new cookie — white chocolate, raspberries, SOLD!

  12. Raspberry and white chocolate is an excellent combination. I’d love to begin my day with these divine bars!

  13. Lizzy these cookie bar look so tasty. I love the ingredients and what a fun idea to share your home baked cookies with other bloggers. Now to check out their blogs. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Great flavors in these-good choice for the cookie swap! I am now seeing all the tasty results of this event. I am sure the recipients have already eaten your goodies and were waiting for your to post the recipe-yum!

  15. I’ve been a little out of the loop for awhile… LOVE the new layout of your blog and these lovely bars! Nom. 😀

  16. I want a plate of these at my address, thanks in advance.

    PS since you love berries, as much as I do, can you make us something with blueberries, my favourite ones? 🙂

  17. Very nice one Lizzy and looks really good but just one small piece will do for me.

  18. Looks ingredible, I will attempt it soon for sure

  19. Lizzy these are amazing looking. This cookie swap has been so much fun and a great way to meet fellow bloggers.

  20. Would you please come to my next cookie swap and bring these? I gave a sigh of happiness just from seeing the title. 🙂

  21. Lizzy these look fantastic!! I loved being part of the cookie swap this year. I never received my third dozen but would have been in heaven if I had gotten yours! They look and sound soooo good!

  22. I love this new take on the regular raspberry bar recipe, especially with the white chocolate, Yum! Gorgeous pics.

  23. This recipe definitely looks cookie-exchange worthy. Yum! What a great combination of ingredients!

  24. Oh man, these look to die for!
    This was my first ever cookie swap, and I had such a great time 🙂 I definitely pln on doing this again, and maybe finding some local cookie swaps too!

  25. looks really good

  26. Looks sooooo good. With all the amazing cookie recipes I keep finding, I want to skip work and bake all day!

  27. You had me at raspberry & white chocolate, my favorite combo!

  28. Oh! they look so flavourful with raspberry and white chocolate. Your recipients would be happy to receive these yummies.

  29. Oh man, this sounds like a winning combination!!! I have to try these. Are they sturdy enough to package well?

  30. Oh, you’ve done it again! I usually can’t stand white chocolate, but you have a way of making it really good and I really want to eat some of these delicious bars!

  31. These are pure luxury – so of course I voted for them. You’re easy to vote for, Lizzy! And thanks to Saveur for making the voting process easy.

  32. Delicious! With all my favorites (almonds, white chocolates & raspberry) in those bars, I find them so irresistible!

  33. These look wonderful, Lizzy! What is it about white chocolate and raspberry that is such a classic combination!? I LOVE it.

  34. Feel like rushing straight to the kitchen and starting to bake!!!!

  35. such clean lines, they look like a fabulous eat.

  36. wow! yummm! i am not doing the cookie swap this year bc of the baby but if you wanted to send me a dozen of these i wouldn’t mind at all:)

  37. Oh Lizzy, this recipe is a must! The ingredients combine so well together!

  38. Lizzy these bars look so delicious and white chocolate reminds snow!!Great for this period of the year.
    LOL

  39. White chocolate and raspberry sounds elegant to me. These bars look lovely.

  40. That swap was such a neat idea! And I love this recipe – I bet the raspberries really complement the richness of the white chocolate…

  41. Stuffed blondie-like cookies with fruit filling? Yum. Buzzed!

  42. Those look fabulous! voted for you 🙂

  43. Lizzy thanks by make me smile, is true not only I eat desserts but I want to baking soon Christmas desserts(lol)

  44. These look unbelievable scrumptions. My favorites raspberry and white chocolate. You have outdone yourself, again!

  45. my favorite cake must have almonds and I believe that this one is incredibly delicious.

  46. Yep, this post proves I am gonna love your blog.

  47. Raspberries and chocolate are one of my favorite flavor combinations so I know I’d just adore these. They look great!

  48. Raspberry anything sounds good about now. I’d kill for some pastries at the moment.

  49. Oh I want to make these…not anytime soon…I’m already 50 miles behind on the treadmill.

    ps…I did find 2 of those snowflake pans.

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

  51. Wow, those look amazing!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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

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

  54. 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. 🙂

  55. wow! these is really good and tempting.

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

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

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

  59. 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!

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

  61. 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

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

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

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

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

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

  67. 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.

  68. 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!

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

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

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

  72. 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!

  73. 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

  74. 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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