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Dark Chocolate Raspberry Pie Bars

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Pie Bars

I was cleaning out our freezer this week, I try to do this about every 3 months. I don’t want to eat any weird science projects. As I was going through the freezer, I noticed I had some leftover raspberries from this summer and again, I got excited because it reminded me of summer and warm sunshine.

It’s been below zero everyday this week again,but I am so excited for this weekend because it’s suppose to be 20 degrees! Whoop Whoop above sub-zero temperatures, I know it’s so sad that I am excited about temperatures in the 20′s. And it looks like it’s going to be even colder next week, oh fun!

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Pie Bars-recipe (1 of 3)

So I thought I would bring the taste of summer to our apartment by making these dark chocolate raspberry pie bars with the frozen raspberries I found. If you don’t have raspberries, no worries you can use raspberry jam. Whether you stick to the raspberries and chocolate chips or change it up, one thing is certain…these little pie bars will be a year-round family favorite.

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Pie Bars

Yield: 12 Pie Bars

Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup fresh raspberries, semi crushed

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Generously spray 9x13 inch baking pan with non-stick baking spray. Set aside.

In a large bowl, using an electric or stand mixer, mix butter until creamy. Mix in brown sugar, flour and salt continue mixing until crumbly. Press 1 3/4 cups of crumb mixture into prepared baking pan. Set remaining crumbs aside.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly golden.

While crust is baking, pour sweetened condensed milk in small sauce pan and add one cup of dark chocolate chips. Stir over low heat until chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth. Remove crust from oven and mixture over warm crust.

Sprinkle remaining crumbs evenly over chocolate layer. Spoon raspberries over crumb mixture and top with mini chocolate chips.

Bake for 20 to 30 minutes. Let cool before cutting into bars.

   

57 Responses to “Dark Chocolate Raspberry Pie Bars”

  1. Julie Evink — January 24, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Wow these bars are star studded! I also am dreaming of the beach and a fruity drink and probably one of these bars in my hands!

  2. Chelsea @ Gal on a Mission — January 24, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Jen – Just looking at these bars make me wish Spring or even Summer is here! We have been having freezing temps here as well, no bueno.

    Loving these bars – must give them a try soon. :)

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — January 24th, 2014 @ 9:21 pm

      This winter has been terrible, I am so ready for spring! :)

  3. huntfortheverybest — January 24, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    omg these look so delicious!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — January 25th, 2014 @ 8:48 am

      They are a easy, delicious dessert and perfect for Valentine’s Day! :)

  4. Randa chlala — January 30, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Question… Does the brown sugar need to melt when its mixed with the creamed butter. Thank you great recipe

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — January 30th, 2014 @ 9:44 am

      Randa, the brown sugar does not need to be melted, when you mix the brown sugar, flour and salt to the cream butter the mixture will be clumpy but that’s how you want it for a perfect crumb crust.

  5. kelsey — February 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    My crust came out more like cookie dough instead of crumbly. It is more soft. What did I do wrong.

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — February 3rd, 2014 @ 9:15 am

      Kelsey, I am sorry your dough came out soft than crumbly. The only thing I can think of is that the dough was undercooked because their is no liquid in the dough mixture to make it “doughy” that will happen to dough if you add too much liquid but in this case their is no liquid added to the dough. How long did you bake the crust for?

  6. Conny — February 8, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Hi Jenn!
    Could you tell me, how much butter in grams you use?
    And what could I use instead of the condensed milk? I couldn’t find something like that here in Austria… and I’d love to try this pie!!
    greets Conny

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — February 9th, 2014 @ 1:18 pm

      Hi Conny,

      You would need 226.81 grams of butter, here is a great website that I use for conversions http://www.traditionaloven.com/conversions_of_measures/butter_converter.html.

      Condensed milk substitution:

      2 eggs
      1 cup brown sugar
      1 teaspoon vanilla extract
      2 tablespoons flour
      1/2 teaspoon baking powder
      1/4 teaspoon salt

      Mix all ingredients and use as a substitute for sweetened condensed milk

      Enjoy, your will love these Dark Chocolate Raspberry Pie Bars! :)

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  8. A Famished Foodie — February 11, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    This looks like every single thing I desire in a dessert: raspberry, dark chocolate, and pie inspired. I’m drooling.

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — February 11th, 2014 @ 8:28 pm

      Me too, they are one of my all time favorite pie bars! Enjoy :)

  9. Brigid — February 11, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    When it comes to baking, I’m a newbie. So, is this recipe difficult?

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — February 11th, 2014 @ 8:27 pm

      These bars are very simple to make, perfect dessert for a newbie baker! Enjoy :)

  10. Shelby — February 13, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Are these bars best served cold or warm?

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — February 14th, 2014 @ 9:23 pm

      I prefer them cold but they would be great warm with a scoop of ice cream! :)

  11. Trevor aka The Burger Nerd — February 17, 2014 at 8:30 am

    I saw the pic for this dessert on Pinterest and just had to check it out. Although I’m a Ninja on the grill — I’m more like Gilligan when it comes to baking so I was glad to see the directions were straight forward and something I can handle :) Thanks for sharing this amazingly beautiful (and I’m sure amazingly tasty too!) recipe.

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — February 17th, 2014 @ 1:56 pm

      Thanks, Trevor! I tried to make all my sweet treat recipes simple for everyone to bake and enjoy! :)

  12. Reagan Graff — February 19, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Would this recipe also work with milk chocolate? Or would that change the taste completely?

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — February 19th, 2014 @ 7:54 pm

      Yes, you can use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate, it just wont have as rich of a taste when you use dark chocolate. But either way these bars will be delicious! Enjoy :)

  13. kacobro — February 22, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    I only had a 9×11 pan so mine are a little more deep dish. I also added a little bit of blueberries and strawberries b/c I had them on hand and I felt like I didn’t have enough fruit topping. They’re in the oven now, I guess we’ll see!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — February 22nd, 2014 @ 4:05 pm

      YUM! Blueberries and strawberries sound delicious in these pie bars, enjoy! :)

      • kacobro — February 22nd, 2014 @ 10:52 pm

        Turned out awesome! I used brown butter b/c i’m addicted, but i think it was a little too much, next time I’ll use regular. DEFINITELY making these tasty treats again. Thank you!

        • Jenn Kurkiewicz — February 23rd, 2014 @ 1:42 pm

          I’m so glad you loved them!:)

  14. Carmel Moments — February 24, 2014 at 10:40 am

    These look amazing Jenn! I can’t wait to make them! Cute blog. :)

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — February 24th, 2014 @ 1:29 pm

      Thanks, Carmel! You will love them, enjoy :)

  15. Emily — February 27, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Sooooo yummy!! I would double the raspberries, and do a bit fewer chips on the top :)

    • Jennifer — February 28th, 2014 @ 8:19 am

      Sounds delicious, I love raspberries and doubling them would be great in these pie bars! Enjoy, Emily :)

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  17. Patricia — March 3, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    These look great! What are your thoughts about using fresh berries? Or how about a mixture of fresh and frozen?

    • kacobro — March 3rd, 2014 @ 9:21 pm

      I used all fresh and they came out GREAT. I doubled the amount of fruit, though, b/c I wanted a fruitier ratio.

      • Patricia — March 4th, 2014 @ 11:55 am

        Kacobro, thanks! Can’t wait to try them :)

  18. Corinn — March 29, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    These look amazing and I can’t wait to try, but I can’t figure out what the white is in the picture? I thought white chocolate was in there too but it isn’t. What is the white?

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — March 31st, 2014 @ 8:53 am

      Thanks, Corinn! These bars are topped with crumbly pie crust, enjoy! :)

  19. Hanna Woeking — April 10, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    wow! Pinterest brought me here. . . and these are definitely on the list of *create now!* !!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — April 10th, 2014 @ 8:45 pm

      Hanna, I hope you enjoy these bars as much as we do! Enjoy :)

  20. Emily — April 19, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Making these for Easter tomorrow! Very excited!

  21. Karina — May 5, 2014 at 12:16 am

    Hi! How many ounces/grams of chocolate should I use? Thanks!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — May 5th, 2014 @ 7:57 am

      Hi, Karina! Please use 8 ounces of chocolate chips in this recipe.

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  25. Kelly — June 29, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Can I use frozen raspberries?

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — June 30th, 2014 @ 8:08 am

      Hi Kelly,

      Yes, you can use frozen raspberries! Enjoy! :)

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  27. Kristi — July 2, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Oh my! I just made these with fresh cherries since that’s what I had on hand and they were spot on! They were still pretty warm (cause it’s in the 90′s here today which probably made it difficult for them to cool off enough) but they were fantastic. Just put them in the fridge and I can’t wait to have another after they’ve cooled some more.

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  31. lynsie — August 13, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Would it be safe to send these in the mail to a friend? 

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — August 13th, 2014 @ 10:31 am

      Hi Lynsie,

      I have never mailed these bars before but I wouldn’t recommend mailing them.

  32. Diedra — August 20, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Hello Jenn!

          In the picture there are white dollops of what looks like frosting or cream cheese but I don’t see anything in the recipe for them. What did you use? I saw someone else asked the same question and you responded with pic crumbles, but these white dollops don’t look like pie crumbles. Thanks for your time!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — August 21st, 2014 @ 11:06 am

      Hi Diedra,

      The white dollops in the picture are the leftover pie crumbles! I know the picture is terrible, I have improved my photography skills since then, but I’m still learning and improving each and everyday! I plan on redoing the photos for these pie bars, and including a step-by-step for this recipe. I apologize for the confusion and I hope you enjoy these pie bars as much as we do! :)

  33. Kara — August 24, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    I finally made these the other day (pinned them from pinterest ages ago!) and let me just say: they were AMAZING!!!
    So easy & quick and so so delicious!
    WIll definitely be making these again!
    nom nom nom 

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — August 25th, 2014 @ 4:04 pm

      Kara,

      I’m so glad you loved them, these bars are one of my favorite desserts! :)

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