Chocolate Raspberry Nut Bars

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 48 bars (4 dozen)


Chocolate Raspberry Nut Bars are a perfect combination of flavors and topped with slivered almonds. Perfect dessert for any occasion. Created by Linda LaPlace of Nokomis, FL.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/4 cup seedless raspberry preserves or jam
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
  • 1 cup chopped slivered almonds
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Line 13 x 9-inch baking pan with foil; grease foil.

COMBINE flour and sugar in large mixer bowl. Cut butter into mixture with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is crumbly. Add egg and almond extract; stir with a fork until moistened (mixture will still be crumbly). Reserve 1 cup of the crumb mixture. Press remaining mixture in bottom of prepared pan. Spread preserves over crust, leaving 1/2-inch border.

COMBINE reserved crumbs, morsels and almonds in same bowl. Sprinkle chocolate mixture over preserves layer, pressing lightly.

BAKE for 30 to 35 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool slightly in pan on wire rack. While still warm, score into 4 dozen bars. Cool completely in pan.

COMBINE powdered sugar and enough milk in small bowl to make drizzling consistency. Drizzle over bars; let stand until set. Cut bars along scored lines.

Chocolate Raspberry Nut Bars

by M. Mary , BOYLSTON, MA on May. 2006

I was recently at a bridal shower and one of the guests brought these as part of the snack table. I had to find out immediately who'd made them and where they got the recipe. They were absolutely delicious. Judy added swirled morsels for just a little more "umph." Wow! They were over the top.

Chocolate Raspberry Nut Bars

by R. Robbie , ANCHORAGE, AK on Feb. 2006

A good change of pace dessert. Also good with strawberry or peach jam. I alternate nuts between almonds, pecans, & walnuts.

Chocolatey Raspberry Crumb Bars

by R. Retta , Peachtree City, GA on Feb. 2006

Nice combination of flavors and appearance. I made this recipe twice, original recipe I found to sweet for myself but co-workers loved it! The second time I added quick oats to the crumb mixture and a combination of swirled white chocolate morsels and white chocolate morsels. Bars still enjoyed by family and friends.

Loved it

by W. Wanda , OAKHURST, CA on May. 2005

A wonderful recipe you can use other kinds of perserves.This sure a hit with the family

chocolate Raspberry nut bars

by C. Christine , RICHMOND, BC on Apr. 2005

Test the recipe, too sweet, will try with less sugar, but over all the combination of chocolate and raspberry is perfect, with nut added make it very good with a cup of coffee in a afternoon

Chocolate Raspberry Nut Bars

by J. Jeannette , MISSISSAUGA, ON on Mar. 2005

Made these as part of our Easter Treat. And what a treat they were. A good choice and will definitely make again.

best dessert ever

by c. carmela , thornwood, NY on Jan. 2005

great with any type of jam. a little touch of heaven!

Wonderfully Fancy

by a. amanda , Poway, CA on Nov. 2004

If you love chocolate/ rasberry this is your recipe. Easy & displays very elegantly. Appears that a lot of time was put into them. Which is not.

Crumb Bars

by C. Cathie , Terre Haute, IN on Jul. 2004

Served at my sons party for the parents instead of cake. Loved them. Easy to fix & serve

choc. raspberry bars

by C. Carine , LAGUNA HILLS, CA on May. 2004

These weren't only delicious, but they were easy and pretty as well. A definite keeper!