Creamy Raspberry Dessert Bars

Set these out for a sweet breakfast treat or present them after dinner. Either way, no one is going to resist reaching for one of these Creamy Raspberry Dessert Bars. If you can believe it, they taste even better than they look!

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 stick butter, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 2 cup seedless raspberry jam

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, the flour, oats, baking soda, and salt. Using your hands or a pastry blender, mix in butter to form a crumbly mixture. Set aside 1 cup of mixture for topping and press remaining mixture into baking pan.
  3. In another bowl, combine cream cheese, remaining sugar, eggs, and half-and-half. Pour over crumb mixture in pan.
  4. Warm jam and drizzle over cream cheese layer. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture on top and lightly press into jam.
  5. Bake 35 to 45 minutes, or until lightly browned and cream cheese mixture is set. Cool, cut into bars, and serve.



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