Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Chocolate Raspberry Squares

I thought it has been awhile since I posted something sweet :) This yummy square fits perfectly!
Chocolate Raspberry Squares
1-3/4cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup Margarine, softened
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 cup red raspberry jam
1 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup sliced almonds
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 13x9 pan.
  2. In a large bowl, thoroughly combine flour & sugar. Cut in margarine ( you can use a pastry blender, I just use my hands) until mixture is crumbly. Add egg and almond extract; mix until thoroughly combined. Set aside 1 cup of flour mixture for topping.
  3. Press in remaining flour mixture into prepared baking dish. Evenly spread raspberry jam over dough.
  4. Thoroughly combine reserved flour mixture, chocolate chips and almonds. Evenly spoon topping over raspberry jam & press with the back of a spoon.
  5. Bake 40 min. or until lightly browned. Cool in pan on a rack. Makes 2 doz.

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