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Chocolate Raspberry Squares

Contributed by: News Canada

(NC) - Alina Jones - winner of the 2004 Robin Hood Beginner's Best Lunch Box Snack, Pipestone-Albert Agricultural Fair, Sinclair, Manitoba.

Chocolate Raspberry Squares
Alina's recipe appeals to the kid in all of us. The tasters in the Robin Hood Test Kitchen loved the combination of fun and flavour that they discovered in these delicious squares.

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups Robin Hood All Purpose Flour 425 mL
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 250 mL
  • 1 cup butter 250 mL
  • 1 egg, beaten 1
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract 2 mL
  • 1 cup Smucker's Raspberry Jam 250 mL
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips 125 mL

Directions:

In a bowl, combine the flour and sugar. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender, until crumbly.

Add the egg and almond extract. Mix well. Set aside 1 cup (250 mL) of the mixture for the top. Press remaining dough in a greased 8" (20cm) square cake pan. Spread the jam on top. Sprinkle reserved crumbles over jam. Bake at 350 F (180 C) for 35 - 40 minutes or until light golden. Quickly sprinkle chocolate chips on top of warm square. Cool completely.

Preparation time: 20 minutes, Baking time: 40 minutes, Freezing: excellent

Serving Size: Makes 24 Squares


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