Life by Chocolate

Chocolate, white, milk, dark, in all its forms forms life. Chocolate truffles, caramels, and other confections are at the core of enjoyment. This is life by chocolate because death by chocolate is the wrong attitude.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Gigi's Raspberry Squares

To go with your new Holiday Drink, check out Gigi's Raspberry Squares.

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-cup sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts
1-cup butter
1 egg
1 10-oz jar raspberry jam/preserves

Heat oven to 350º. In a large mixer bowl combine all ingredients except the raspberry preserves. Beat with a large spoon first then use your hands. Yes, this one gets messy. Once it’s all mixed together split the dough in half. Use one half to spread in a greased 8” square baking pan. Spread the preserves within 1/2” from the edge. You will not use the entire jar of preserves. Just spread enough to your liking. Crumble the rest of the dough over the preserves. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until lightly browned.

You could also use strawberry or grape which ever you prefer. You can leave it plain like this or after it has cooled you can put a drizzle of frosting made with confectionery’s sugar and water. Start with about 1/2 the box, or 1 cup, and add just a tablespoon of water at a time. Mix and if it’s still to dry and just a little more water. You don’t want it to be too thin. Then take your spoon with a lot of the frosting on it and drizzle all over the bars. Once this has set – then cut into bars.

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