Ok so these are easy but they do require some work. This is a great chocolate summer dessert. Sometimes chocolate desserts can seem too heavy in the summer but the addition of the raspberries makes it just perfect for your summer potluck, picnic, or b-b-que.
1 Cup Cold Butter
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 (12 oz) Bag Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 Oz Unsweetened Baking Chocolate
1 (14 Oz) Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
8 Oz Fresh Raspberries
Ok so first you have to make your base dough. In a food processor you want to combine your two different flours, brown sugar, salt, and cubed cold butter. Turn the processor on low and combine until the dough just starts to come together.
Spray a 9X13 glass baking dish. Set aside 3/4 cup of your dough mix and press the remaining dough mix into the pan. Bake at 350 Degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.
When the crust is baking you want to wash your raspberries and set them on a paper towel to dry. Drying is important because chocolate and water don’t mix well at all. Water causes chocolate to seize and become grainy.
Remove from the oven when the edges become golden brown and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. It is important to allow your crust to cool for a few minutes so that it stays together when you pour the chocolate over it in the next step.
While the crust cools mix together your sweetened condensed milk, 1 cup of your mini chips and the ounce of unsweetened baking chocolate. Heat in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes stirring every 30 seconds until the chocolate is completely melted.
Now we can really get going. It’s time to assemble. Pour your chocolate mix over the slightly cooled crust and spread to the edges.
Next take the remaining dough mix and drop chunks of the dough over the top.
Then sprinkle the raspberries over the bars. You want to slightly squish the raspberries as you drop them over the top.
Then finally sprinkle the remaining mini chips over the top.
Bake this for another 25 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Allow the bars to cool completely before slicing and serving. They go really great with a glass of cold milk, or according to my dad, a cold beer.
Makes 24 Bars
Serving 1 Bar
Fat 14.2 g
Sat Fat 8.9 g
Cholest. 26.2 mg
Sodium 74.5 mg
Carbs 34.9 g
Fiber 1.3 g
Sugar 26.1 g
Protein 3.2 g