Fruit and Chocolate Dream Bars

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 30 bars (2 1/2 dozen)


Fruit and Chocolate Dream Bars are an easy dessert recipe that will make a splash at your next pot luck!


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup raspberry or strawberry jam
  • 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels


PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease 9-inch-square baking pan.

COMBINE flour and granulated sugar in medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press onto bottom of prepared baking pan.

BAKE for 18 to 22 minutes or until set but not brown.

COMBINE flour, nuts and brown sugar in small bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

SPREAD jam over hot crust. Sprinkle with morsels and Topping.

BAKE for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

Yummy Fruit and Chocolate Dream Bars

by p. patricia , Lufkin, TX on Sep. 2008

This was so easy and very good tasty.I make these for lady night out.Went they bit into them they said it was Incredible good.It wasnt enough for them they couldnt stop eating them.They want me to make them next week I think they love them.I definatey will be making them again.

Loved around the world

by M. Michelle , La Crescenta, CA on Mar. 2006

I made this for my international flatmates in England and they loved it, I had to remake it many times so others could learn how to make it and now it is being made in countries all around the world including Syria, China and Taiwan!

Fruit and Chocolate Dream Bars

by P. PAULA , EWA BEACH, HI on Oct. 2004

Thought it was a little too sweet, the crust was good, but the topping was a little too hard - it didn't form into coarse crumbs - maybe a little oats would of helped. Otherwise it was good.

Fruit & Chocolate Dream Bars

by C. Carolyn , Florida on Aug. 2004

Excellent in spite of my error using semi-sweet morsels. I know that using milk chocolate would give it a different if not better taste.


by L. LaRee , Puyallup, WA on Aug. 2004

Very easy to make and everyone loved them.

So easy I don't mind co-workers requests

by J. JO , ITHACA, NY on Aug. 2004

So easy I don't mind co-workers requests for the same thing every time we do dish to pass. Of course family get togethers bring same wishes, trouble is there aren't ever any left to bring home.

So Easy

by K. Kolleen , Valdosta, GA on Aug. 2004

This is one of the easy and good tasted recipe I have try in a long time! Thank-You

Potluck Raves

by s. suzanne , Anchorage, AK on Aug. 2004

I took a double recipe of fruit and chocolate dream bars to a church potluck. People kept asking who made them and wanting the recipe. While some of the salad I took was left over, not one of the dream bars came home. I'll have to bake another batch!

Fruit and Chocolate Dream Bars

by m. mertie , windham, ME on Aug. 2004

Thies are scrumptious and so easy. A big hit at our last family picnic. Everyone wanted the recipe!

Another winner!!

by J. Jeri , Tenino, WA on Aug. 2004

Besides being a winner it is also very quick to put together. Loved the ease with which it went together and made a great dessert for our company. Thanks for a great recipe!!