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Healthy Berry Dessert Recipes: Whole Wheat Chewy Raspberry Bars

2014-08-15 12.11.08


Looking for a really easy, healthy berry dessert recipe that you can whip up with the kids?  Try these Whole Wheat Chewy Raspberry Bars.

DonPSDwaine and I make our own raspberry jam from raspberry bushes we have planted in our yard here in Denver.  Black raspberry are our favorite, but we also have red.  We take an afternoon every so often and make a batch of jam, following Dwaine’s mom’s blue-ribbon recipe.  This is an easy way to share some of it with friends and neighbors!

  • 1/2 cup butter (room temp)
  • 1 cup organic brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup organic oats
  • 1/2 cup raspberry preserves

Set oven to 350° F.  Grease an 8X8″ baking pan.  In a mixing bowl, beat the brown sugar and butter until fluffy.  Add vanilla or almond extract and mix.  Add flour, baking powder and oats and mix until you reach a crumbly texture.  Set aside 1/2 cup of this mixture for the topping.  Pour the rest in your baking pan and pat down firmly.  Spread the jam or preserves over this layer, and top with the remaining crumble.  Bake for 30 minutes until lightly browned.  Cool on a wire rack and cut into bars.  Makes about 16.

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8 thoughts on “Healthy Berry Dessert Recipes: Whole Wheat Chewy Raspberry Bars”

  1. Hi Don,
    It’s so neat to find you on here. I’m used to seeing you at church! I can’t tell you how happy I was to see your raspberry bars on a plate surrounded by donuts and super-sugary cupcakes today during coffee hour! They were delicious and I’ll be making them at home for sure. It’s so nice to have access to the recipes here on your site (which is quite impressive!). They’ll make a healthy treat to put into my boys’ lunch boxes once school starts back up! I feel so lucky to get to sample your baked goods on Sundays! Thanks so much!

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