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Raspberry Bars

kelsey
These bars have a rich, buttery crust, a flavorful raspberry filling and a drizzle of icing on top!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 24 squares

Ingredients
  

  • 1 c butter room temperature
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 c flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Filling

  • 2 c raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ c sugar
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 tsp cornstarch

Icing

  • c powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions
 

  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the sugar and cornstarch.  Then stir in the raspberries.
  • Microwave on high for 2 minutes; stir.  Continue to microwave in 1 minute intervals for several minutes, or until the mixture has thickened.  (It will be slightly more runny than a jam.)  Set aside.
  • Cream the butter and sugar.  Add almond extract and eggs.  Stir in the flour and salt and mix well.
  • Spread ⅔ of the batter into a greased 9x13" pan.  
  • Spread the raspberry filling on top.  Drop the remaining batter by teaspoons on top of the filling.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
  • Stir together the powdered sugar and drizzle over the slightly cooled bars.
Keyword cookie bars, dessert, easy dessert, raspberry bars
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