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Chocolate Raspberry Walnut Bars beautifully served in a dish
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Chocolate Raspberry Walnut Bars

This chocolate raspberry walnut bar is an excellent snack for the kids that satisfied the cravings of a chocolate lover as well as those who like nuts. It is so easy and does not take too long to make.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert, holiday recipes, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Calorie, Low Lactose
Servings: 24 bars
Calories: 235kcal

Equipment

  • plate
  • food processor
  • Ungreased pan
  • spatula

Ingredients

For the Walnut Cookie Dough –

  • 1 cup Walnuts 3 ¾ oz
  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon Lemon zest
  • 1 cup Chilled unsalted butter 8 Oz or 2 bars
  • cup All Purpose flour

For the Chocolate Raspberry filling –

  • ½ cup Raspberry preserve
  • 6 oz Semi sweet Chocolate either chips or grated

For the Crumble topping –

  • 2 tablespoon Sugar
  • ¼ cup Walnuts
  • ¼ cup All purpose flour
  • ¼th Walnut cookie dough reserve from the recipe

Instructions

To make the Cookie dough –

  • Finely process the walnuts in the food processor and keep it aside. Make sure that you pulse the nuts in intervals, so that they don’t become oily.
  • In the food processor, add the egg yolks, sugar, lemon zest, vanilla and salt and process it. Now add the chilled butter and pulse until combined. Now add the flour and the processed walnuts and combine until the mixture starts to form dough. It will appear crumbly and will begin to just come together.
  • At this stage gather the cookie dough and wrap it in a plastic wrap and chill it for about an hour.

To make the crumble topping –

  • After an hour, cut out about ¼th of the cookie dough and combine it with the rest of ingredients (sugar, walnuts and flour) and process them together to form a crumbly mixture.

To form the bar –

  • In an ungreased 13 x 9 pan, pat the cookie dough (from the refrigerator) with the base of your palm to make a smooth even layer.
  • Now using a rubber spatula, spread the raspberry preserve over the cookie dough.
  • Layer the chocolate (chips or grated) evenly over the preserve.
  • Sprinkle the prepared crumble topping evenly over the chocolate layer.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Bake the bars for 30 – 35 minutes until crumbs are firm and light brown. The bars will still be very soft to touch.Cool the baked bars in the tray over the cooling rack until slightly warm. At this stage use a sharp knife to slice them into bars.
  • Cool it further and then store the Chocolate Raspberry Walnut Bars in air tight containers. It keeps fresh for up to 3 days in room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 274IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg