Chocolate Raspberry Snack Bars

Servings 9
Author Debi

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces unsweetened chocolate coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup seedless raspberry fruit spread preferably homemade
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 4 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 cup Crispy Brown Rice Cereal
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen thawed raspberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line an 8- or 9-inch square baking pan with nonstick aluminum foil or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Place chopped chocolate and butter in a microwave-proof bowl. Microwave on medium-high power for 30 second intervals, stirring between each, until chocolate is completely melted. Alternatively, pour water to a depth of 1 inch into bottom of a double boiler over medium heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer; place chocolate and butter in top of double boiler. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes or until melted. Remove from heat.
  3. Combine chocolate mixture, sugar, and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl, and stir until well blended. Add in flour, then eggs, stirring until combined. Fold in cereal.
  4. Pour batter evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with raspberries, pressing berries gently halfway into batter.
  5. Bake 25-30 minutes. (Center will be moist.) Cool completely on a rack. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for 10 days or freeze up to 2 months.

Recipe Notes

Makes 9 large bars or 18 small bars

Adapted from Slightly adapted from Coastal Living