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I was heading to northern Minnesota for a family reunion. Of course, baked goods were expected! These tasty, buttery White Chocolate Raspberry Bars were boxed up, loaded in my suitcase, through TSA to a Northwoods cottage where they got rave reviews!

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White Chocolate Raspberry Bars

Two of my favorite ingredients in one cookie bar, raspberries and white chocolate! I couldn’t help but lick the bowl (quality control and all!) and the flavors were just perfect. A little almond extract added a magnificent boost of flavor, and I never can pass up a white chocolate dessert! 2/3 of the cookie dough batter infused with melted white chocolate made up the base of the bars. After baking, a thin layer of raspberry preserves was spread over the hot bars.  The rest of the batter, this time studded with white chocolate chips, was dolloped over the surface before a second stint in the oven. It was nearly impossible to let them cool before diving in.

There was a little glitch the first time I made these berry bars. The chocolate chips did not completely melt after sitting in the hot butter, so I had some chunks in the bottom layer. But, what the heck, they were still divine!  My sister, Maddy, ate one of these white chocolate raspberry bars before going to bed and then had a crazy dream about eating the most incredible desserts in her life. I think that says it all!!

A White Chocolate Raspberry Bars on a white square plate

Tips for Making these Berry Bars

  • I like lining my baking pan with non-stick foil. As the raspberry preserves cook, they can easily adhere to even a pan sprayed with cooking spray. Plus the foil helps you pull the bars out of the pan to cut. And makes cleanup a lot easier!
  • Let your white chocolate sit in the hot butter as you mix up the dough. Then use a whisk to combine so that no chunks remain. If you need to zap the mixture in the microwave to melt any stray bits, that’s fine.  I find white chocolate bars melt easier than chips, so that’s another option.
  • These white chocolate raspberry bars can be made with all sorts of other jams and preserves. I’d love blackberry, black currant, or apricot versions.
  • If you’re not a fan of almond extract, vanilla extract would be just as tasty.
  • Feel free to sprinkle a few slivered almond on top if you’re a nut lover!

Two Sweetie Pies

Thanks again to my lovely friend, Danielle, for another fabulous recipe! She is my go-to blogger for decadent treats. I promise you will love whatever you try from her blog!!! We share a recipe from each other’s sites every second Monday of the month.

Check out Danielle’s take on these out of this world berry bars as well as her social media sites! Make sure to check out which of my recipes she made this month, too.

Hugs & Cookies XOXO – Facebook – Pinterest – Twitter – Instagram

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A stack of White Chocolate Raspberry Bars on a small round white plate with raspberries and white chocolate chips

White Chocolate Raspberry Bars

Delicious buttery raspberry bars with a double dose of white chocolate! Adapted from Nestles via Hugs & Cookies XOXO

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 47 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 7 minutes
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Bar Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Butter and sugar 9-inch-square baking pan.
  2. Melt butter in medium, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; stir. Add 1 cup white chocolate chips and let stand without stirring.
  3. Beat eggs in large bowl until foamy. Add sugar; beat until light lemon colored, about 5 minutes. Stir in the morsel-butter mixture. Add flour, salt, and almond extract, then mix at low speed until combined. Spread 2/3 of batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until light golden brown around edges. Remove from oven to wire rack. Leave oven on.
  5. Heat the jam in small, microwave-safe bowl on high power for 30 seconds; stir. Spread jam over warm crust. Stir remaining morsels into remaining batter. Drop spoonfuls of batter over jam.
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until edges are browned. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.
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21 comments on “White Chocolate Raspberry Bars”

  1. I always adore the combo of white chocolate and raspberry..these bars look scrumptious!

  2. These look out of this world delicious!

  3. What a delicious sweet choice Liz! Perfect bars!

  4. I can definitely see having dreams of delicious desserts after eating these! YUM!

  5. If I was a TSA officer, I would raid your suitcase and declare that these weren’t allowed through security. Then I’d excuse myself, head to a quiet room and indulge in these crazy delicious looking bars. Good thing that’s not my line of work, right?

  6. I was gonna say, 2 of my favorite ingredients also! The bars look awesome and I knda like the pieces of white chocolate in there.

  7. White chocolate and raspberry is one of my favourite combos! This looks SO good!

  8. They look delish! Thanks for reminding me of these!!! Yum and easy, too! xoxo

  9. I can certainly see why these bars would get rave reviews, they are gorgeous! I did not bake anything for our trip to Wisconsin because I had intended in taking carry on only…it was a really last minute choice to switch to checked bag (because I had 6 pairs of shoes!).😳

  10. Gotta try these yummy bars Liz – anything white chocolate!!!! Besides, I welcome all sweet dreams, lucky Maddy! XO

  11. Hi Liz, I first saw these amazing bars on IG and can easily see why they are a family favorite. Love this combo!

  12. I can imagine how quickly these delicious looking bars disappeared! White chocolate and raspberries go perfectly together. Lucky you with the family reunion! Our families have dwindles, no more reunions on either side. Thanks for the recipe!

  13. White chocolate and raspberries are a wonderful combo. I just need some good raspberry jam. These bars would not last long in our house. What would I give for sweet dreams!

  14. I love the story of your sister’s dreams!! I can only imagine the dreams these bars would invoke haha they look fab. Raspberry and white chocolate is such a perfect combo!

  15. I certainly do miss white chocolate. It’s just so delicious. I don’t know what it is about it. I need to figure out a way in which I can create a GiGi Approved version.

  16. Yes, please — and thank you! These sound amazing. What a great flavor combination too.

  17. You are lucky to have made it through TSA, Liz. Seeing your bars might’ve made a weaker agent confiscate them for their own family =)

  18. These bars are perfection – such an ideal summer treat, and cut so beautifully as always!

  19. Love the white chocolate – good flavor combo! Enjoy your weekend, Liz. 🙂

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