Friday, November 30, 2007

Raspberry Streusel bars - Jami

1 1/4 c. quick oats, uncooked
1 1/4 c. flour
1/2 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 3/4 stick margarine, melted
1 c. raspberry jam or preserves
3/4 c. white chocolate chips, divided
1/4 c. toasted chopped almonds, optional

Preheat oven to 350. Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt in lg. bowl. Stir in margarine until mixture is crumbly. Reserve 1 c. crumb mixture; set aside. Press remaining crumb mixture onto bottom of an 8-in. square pan. Bake 10 min. Spread raspberry jam evenly over baked crust to within 1/4 inch of
edges. Sprinkle with 1/2 c. white chocolate chips. Combine reserved crumb mixture with remaining 1/4 c. white chocolate chips and almonds. Sprinkle over fruit mixture, pressing lightly into fruit. Bake 30 to 35 min. or until golden brown. Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into squares and serve. Makes 16 servings.

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