Chocolate Raspberry Bars
These delicious raspberry bars are tasty and a great treat that will be sure to please any crowd. I've made them a few times, and everyone loves them. They are one of my boyfriend's favorite treats, so I have to save him a few extra!
These bars have the perfect amount of chocolate so as to satisfy the chocoholics, but not too much so those that aren't chocolate lovers will still enjoy them.
1 package devil's food cake mix
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 jar (12 ounces) seedless raspberry jam
1 package (10 to 12 ounces) white baking chips
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter
In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, egg and butter until crumbly. Press into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (crust will appear puffy and dry). Cool on a wire rack. Spread jam over the cool crust, then place in refrigerator.
Melt vanilla chips (best done over the stove in a double boiler) and stir until smooth. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and milk until smooth. Stir in melted chips. Carefully spread over jam.
Now melt chocolate chips and butter (again, works best in a double boiler) and stir until smooth. Drizzle over the cream cheese layer. You may run a knife through the chocolate for a marbled effect or other desired decorative appearance.
Refrigerate before cutting! Recipe yields between 40-80 bars, depending on desired size.
For those that are calorie conscious, according to the taste of home website, 1 serving (of 72 pieces) is 91 calories with 5 g fat, 12 g carbohydrate, and 1 g protein.
Enjoy this delicious dessert!