Friday, July 24, 2009

Raspberry Chocolate Bars


1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
5 tbsp butter, softened
1/2-1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 (10 ounce) jar raspberry jam

Preheat oven to 375°.

Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Set aside.

Combine sugar and butter in a medium bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add the flour mixture to butter mixture, and stir until well blended (mixture will be crumbly.) Remove 3/4 cup of dough; toss with chocolate chips. Set aside. Press the remaining dough into an 8-inch square baking pan, and spread evenly with jam. Sprinkle with chocolate chip mixture.

Bake at 375° 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Based on a Cooking Light recipe.