Monday, September 16, 2013

RECIPE: Chocolate Strawberry Jam Bars with Streusel

I made these last week when I had some downtime, and they were so yummy! VERY rich, so watch out! And this photo is really poor quality, but they do taste good even if this photo doesn't!

 RECIPE: Chocolate Strawberry Jam Bars with Streusel

For the bars:
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 cups flour
2 cups (12 oz) chocolate chips/morsels (or white chocolate chips, like I did)
1 jar (10 oz) strawberry jam

For streusel:
1 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 stick butter

For icing:
1 cup powered sugar
1 tbl. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease 13x9 inch pan.
2. Bars: Beat butter and sugar in large mixer bowl until fluffy. Beat in egg. Beat in flour. Stir in 1 cup morsels. Spread mixture in prepared pan. Spread jam evenly over mixture, leaving a 1/2 inch border.
3. Streusel: Combine flour and sugar in medium bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or whisk until mixture in crumbly (Note: don't stir the whisk around like usual; pump it up and down instead). Stir in remaining morsels. Sprinkle evenly over preserves.
4. Bake for 40-45 minutes until top is golden. Cool in pan on wire rack. Mix together ingredients for icing, then drizzle over bars. 

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