Chocolate Strawberry Bars
I love the flavor of strawberry and chocolate. Being the world's fussiest eater I do not like to actually eat a strawberry. I am all about textures and that is one I can't do. I have to find compromises and in this case my compromise is using strawberry jelly rather than strawberry jam. I am very pleased with my final result. You could use any flavor of jam or jelly to vary this recipe according to what you like.
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, cold, cut into cubes
1 cup strawberry jelly or jam
1 package chocolate chips or chocolate chunks, whatever you have on hand.
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 375F.
sugar, brown sugar and salt in large mixing bowl.
Cut in cold cubed butter until mixture is coarse. Set aside 1 cup of mixture for topping.
Press remaining mixture into greased 9x11 baking pan.
Carefully spread the jam over the crust.
Sprinkle chocolate chips over jam. I did not use an entire package and there was plenty of chocolate.
Sprinkle nuts over chocolate chips.
Sprinkle reserved mixture over top of nuts.
Bake at 375F for 30 minutes.