Friday, March 21, 2008

White Chocolate Raspberry Oatmeal Squares

I found this recipe online when I was looking for something raspberry to make for Trish and the Project Runway gang. I changed it slightly and also added white chocolate chips to it. What's not to love, right? Not only was it a big hit with Trish, but it's now Josh's most favorite "Joey dessert".
I'm so glad you like them, Joshua!!! They're very easy to make too!
Try 'em!

1 c. butter -- room temperature
1 c. light brown sugar
2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 c. rolled oats
1 small jar seedless raspberry jam
1 c. white chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Butter a 9x13" pan, set aside. Mix all ingredients together except the white chocolate chips and jam. Press 1/2 of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread the jam to within 1/4" of the edge. Sprinkle white chocolate chips over jam. Crumble the remaining crumb mixture over the top and lightly press it into the jam. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges. Allow to cool on a wire rack before cutting into squares.

-An easy way to spread the first layer of dough is to crumble the dough into small clumps across the buttered pan. Then use your hands to press the clumps of dough together to form an even layer.
-Just as I do with brownies, I like to remove the whole batch in one piece and then cut it on a cutting board using a large knife. You'll get a cleaner cut and you won't scratch your baking pan.

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