We had a get-together to go to this weekend and I wanted to bring along something that would be sweet, but not so sweet it would be overpowering. I read the recipe for the Raspberry Streusel Bars and thought that it would be a nice bar recipe to try. They do recommend using fresh raspberries, however I couldn’t find nice ones at the market, so I went with some frozen berries instead. I also opted to use Trader Joe’s Organic Raspberry Jam since that was what I had on hand. Now, if you want to try this using the brand that was CI’s favorite, pick up a jar of Smucker’s Red Raspberry Preserves. They liked this one due to its flavor and just the right number of seeds in it.
These bars were definitely simple to make and a nice contrast to the other desserts that we had to choose from that afternoon. They were sweet, but not to the point you need a glass of water to wash them down; although a glass of milk would complement them very nicely. A couple of friends thought they were similar to fruit cereal or granola bars. Overall, they were enjoyed by everyone who tried them and only a few were left to have as snacks the next day.
With the raspberries in this recipe, I'm submitting this to Sweetnick's ARF 5 a Day Round-up for this week. Be sure to check out the round-up on Tuesday evening as there are sure to be some healthy and delicious recipes made by some fantastic food bloggers!