Monday, April 25, 2011

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.

Combine flour,

oats,

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.

Let cool then cut into bars.

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