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Holiday Red Raspberry Chocolate Bars

Holiday Red Raspberry Chocolate BarsThese festive holiday bars have a buttery pecan crust topped with red raspberry jam, chocolate chips and a crumb topping.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
1 cup cold butter or margarine
1 large egg, beaten
1 (12-ounce) jar seedless red raspberry jam
1 2/3 cups HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips, HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S MINI KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.
  2. Stir together flour, sugar, pecans, butter and egg in large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; set aside 1 1/2 cups crumb mixture.
  3. Press remaining crumb mixture on bottom of prepared pan; spread jam over top. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Crumble remaining crumb mixture evenly over top.
  4. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely in pan on wire rack; cut into bars.

Makes about 3 dozen bars.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the Hershey Kitchens, and reprinted with permission of The Hershey Company. © The Hershey Company.