These chocolate raspberry crumble squares have a crunchy oatmeal bottom and then layered with raspberry jam, semi-sweet chocolate chips. Topping off these delicious squares is an oatmeal streusel topping and drizzled chocolate.
Chocolate Raspberry Crumble Squares
These delicious squares are so incredibly easy to make! The crust of these squares is made up of oats, flour, butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
The crust is pre-baked before adding the layers of raspberries, chocolate, and the oatmeal crumble. This allows the crust to firm up and give a nice crunch in every bite.
The flavor of raspberry comes from jarred raspberry jam which can be found at any grocery store!
I like my bars and squares to be on the thick side so I bake mine in an 8x8 baking dish. There is no need to grease the bottom or sides of this dish for this recipe.
After the bars have completely cooled, they're easy to slice and pop out of the dish. To make slicing these bars easy, I use my stainless steel scraper to make the cuts even and smooth. I love this kitchen tool and I use it all the time in baking!
Oatmeal Streusel Topping
The streusel topping is one of my favorites for recipes like these! I love the added crunch and texture that this delicious topping provides.
It's also a great way to enhance the flavor through the whole bar and square by adding additional flavors into the mix. Since this oatmeal topping is drizzled with melted chocolate, there's no need to add any additional flavor to this recipe - it is plenty flavorful already!
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Making the Streusel Topping
I use softened butter when making my crumble topping because it makes the flour mixture easy to work with and it's easy to control how small, or large you want your crumbles.
If you melt your butter and add it to the mixture then it becomes a sticky mess and it won't be pliable. On the other hand, if you use cold butter, it will take longer to work into the flour mixture, and after a lot of time, and effort, you will be where would be if you had just used softened butter.
Save yourself the time and extra work and start off with slightly softened butter!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 ½ cups quick oats
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup raspberry jam
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted, for drizzle
- Preheat the oven to 375°
- In a large bowl, mix together the oats, flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt, and baking powder.
- Beat in the softened butter until the mixture is blended and crumbly. Remove 1 cup of the mixture and set aside.
- In an 8x8 baking dish, press the remaining oat mixture into the bottom and form a crust.
- Bake in the oven for 10 minutes and then remove.
- Carefully spread the raspberry jam over the top of the baked crust, making sure to spread it well and evenly.
- Top the raspberry jam with the 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips.
- Take the 1 cup of oat mixture and crumble with hands and spread it on top of the chocolate chips.
- Bake in the oven for about 35 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow it cool COMPLETELY before adding a chocolate drizzle or removing it from the baking dish.
- Cut into squares. I cut mine into 9 squares but you can make them smaller if you wish!
- Store in an airtight container.
To make Chocolate Drizzle
- Melt the ¼ cup of chocolate chips in the microwave 15 seconds at a time, stirring each time.
- Once the chocolate is mostly melted, stir until it has all melted and drizzle on the squares.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 595Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 328mgCarbohydrates: 84gFiber: 3gSugar: 52gProtein: 5g
Nutrition calculation is a rough estimate and can vary depending on the cooking technique and the exact ingredients used. For informational purposes only.
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