A layer of fruit preserves is nestled next to a layer of chocolate in these delectable bar cookies. Oats and almonds give them a chewy texture to offset the sweetness of the filling.
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
- 3/4 cup raspberry, strawberry or apricot preserves
- 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
- 1/4 cup chopped almonds
- Powdered sugar (optional)
PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease 9-inch-square baking pan.
COMBINE flour, oats, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives; reserve 1 cup oat mixture for topping. Press remaining oat mixture into prepared baking pan. Spread preserves over crust; sprinkle with morsels.
COMBINE reserved oat mixture with nuts; sprinkle over morsels. Pat down lightly.
BAKE for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack until chocolate is firm or refrigerate for 30 minutes to speed cooling. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
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Fruit and Chocolate Streusel Squares
These squares were very quick and easy to make! They have great texture and tasted great! The kids really loved them too.
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