Sweet and fruity! Low-fat and perfect for after-school snacks.

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Mix the flour, sugar and butter or margarine. Press into the batter of a 13x9 inch ungreased baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15 minutes.

  • Mix the raspberries, orange juice, and cornstarch in a 1 quart sauce pan. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for 1 minute. Let cool for 10 minutes.

  • Sprinkle chocolate chips over baked crust and spoon the raspberry mixture over the top.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (1715 degrees C) for 20 minutes or until the raspberry mixture has set. Remove from oven and let cool. Drizzle with additional melted chocolate if desired. Cut into 2x1 inch squares.

Nutrition Facts

72 calories; 0.6 g protein; 9.6 g carbohydrates; 7.6 mg cholesterol; 20.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (43)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2003
FANTASTIC!! My only suggestion is to make sure you beat the butter/margarine for 15-30 seconds before adding the sugar and flour mixture. And you also only have to shape the dough about halfway up the sides of the pan. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/07/2004
I did not think these bars were that great. I was expecting more of a thicker crumbly bar than what this recipe produced. I also thought they were a bit tart. Perhaps using raspberry jam like someone else suggested would have made a better tasting dessert. NOTE - the recipe is low fat if you cut them into 48 servings. Read More
(5)
54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2003
FANTASTIC!! My only suggestion is to make sure you beat the butter/margarine for 15-30 seconds before adding the sugar and flour mixture. And you also only have to shape the dough about halfway up the sides of the pan. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2003
FANTASTIC!! My only suggestion is to make sure you beat the butter/margarine for 15-30 seconds before adding the sugar and flour mixture. And you also only have to shape the dough about halfway up the sides of the pan. Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
06/11/2009
These taste phenomenal but I gave them a 4 because you can't make them as written. Since other readers said they were too thin in a 9x13 I made mine in an 11x7, which I think was perfect. However, there's no way you'd get 48 servings out of them, even in a 9x13. In an 11x7 my husband and I each had dessert 3 times, so basically 6 servings. The other problem I have with the directions is step #4. If you're just supposed to sprinkle the chocolate chips and spoon the raspberry mixture on top, you get a lot of crust peeking through. I ended up just spreading it all on top like a frosting, leaving some edge of the crust showing. It looked pretty and evenly distributed the toppings. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2003
My husband thought this recipe was "excellent" It was delicious but I think it could have been even better if I had used a smaller size pan to bake the crust in, making the bars thicker. Also, I did add extra sugar to the raspberries to sweeten them up. Will make this again Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2004
Absolutely fantastic but rich. Be sure and cut into small squares. The crust is wonderfully buttery crumbly; when I baked the crust for the first 15 minutes it only browned on the edges and seemed a bit loose still but it turned out wonderfully. And the whole thing will solidfy a bit more once it cools so don't worry if it all seems just slightly loose after the final baking. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2007
Worth 6 stars! This is an incredible recipe! The combination of chocolate & raspberry is incredible & the shortbreadish crust goes perfectly. What a lovely cookie! I made it in a slightly smaller dish than the recipe asked so my crust was thicker - as a result I had to cook the crust 3 minutes longer. This recipe is going in my permanent file I will use it frequently & try different berries (blueberries blackberries etc). DE-LISH! Unfortunately these are far from low in fat - the butter & the chocolate provide plenty of fat - but well worth it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2003
I found this abit tart on top so I sprinkled it with icing sugar. I also kneeed the dough into a ball then spread it into the pan so it would not be crumbly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2003
I substituted white chocolate chips. I liked it a lot and it gives the cookies a more grown-up look and taste. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/07/2004
I did not think these bars were that great. I was expecting more of a thicker crumbly bar than what this recipe produced. I also thought they were a bit tart. Perhaps using raspberry jam like someone else suggested would have made a better tasting dessert. NOTE - the recipe is low fat if you cut them into 48 servings. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2008
Good and very versitile. I made a small tart out of it. You can also make this in a muffin pan, pulling the crust up a bit on the edges for small servings! Read More
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