Raspberry Dream Bars!

Raspberry Dream Bars Plate

I love sweets, but this cookie bar takes the cake...uh, cookie. Whatever, you know what I mean! It's dreamy, light, and perfect to take to a new mom, a potluck, or serve at a party! This recipe has been in my family for as long as I can remember. I can't make them unless I know lots of people will be around to eat them. No self-control with these delicious Raspberry Dream Bars! Enjoy!

What You Will Need:

1 Cup Butter, Softened

1 Cup Sugar

1 Egg

2 Cups All Purpose Flour

2/3 Cup Raspberry (or Apricot) Jam

What You Will Need For The Topping:

¼ Cup Melted Butter

1 ½ Cups Flaked Coconut

2 Eggs

1 Teaspoon Sugar

Putting It All Together:

Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl for your mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat until well mixed. Stir in the flour. Pat the dough into a 13 X 9 inch pan. Spread jam evenly over the top. In a small bowl, combine the topping ingredients. Carefully spread over the jam. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into 2 X 1 inch bars. Makes 4 ½ dozen bars at about 105 calories each.

Raspberry Dream Bars 1

YOUR TURN! Have you tried these yet? What's your favorite Spring dessert?

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Amber Lia

A former high school English teacher, Amber is a work-at-home mom of 4 little boys under the age of 10. She is the best-selling author of Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses and Parenting Scripts: When What You’re Saying Isn’t Working, say Something New. She and her husband Guy own Storehouse Media Group, a faith-friendly and family-friendly TV and Film production company in Los Angeles, CA. When she’s not building sand castles with her boys on the beach, or searching for Nerf darts all over her house, you can find Amber writing to encourage families on her blog at Mother of Knights (www.motherofknights.com).