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Chocolate Raspberry Streusel Squares

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Servings: 36
Categories: Bars / Chocolate / Cookies / Desserts

Ingredients:
1 1/2  c  All-purpose flour
1 1/2  c  Quaker Oats, uncooked
    -- (quick or old-fashioned)
1/2  c  Granulated sugar
1/2  c  Brown sugar, firmly packed
1  t  Baking powder
1/4  ts  Salt (optional)
1  c  Margarine or butter, chilled
1  c  Raspberry preserves or jam
6  oz  Semisweet chocolate pieces
1/4  c  Chopped almonds
3  oz  Semisweet chocolate pieces
    -OR-
4  oz  -White chocolate, melted*
    -- (Optional)

Directions:
Heat oven to 375 F. Combine flour, oats, sugars, baking powder and salt. Cut in margarine until mixture is crumbly. Reserve 1 cup for streusel; set aside. Press remaining oat mixture onto bottom of ungreased 9-inch square baking pan. Bake 10 minutes. Spread preserves over crust; sprinkle evenly with chocolate pieces. Combine reserved oat mixture and almonds; sprinkle over chocolate pieces, patting gently. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Drizzle with melted chocolate, if desired. Cut into squares. *To melt chocolate: Place in medium microwaveable bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Or, place in top part of double boiler over hot, not boiling, water; stir occasionally until smooth. Nutrition Information (1 square): * Calories 150 * Fat 7g * Sodium 75 mg * Dietary Fiber 1g Source: Quaker Oats Prize-Winning Recipes (Daniella Nixon) Copyright 1994, The Quaker Oats Company Reprinted with permission from The Quaker Oats Company Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias


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