Friday, December 3, 2010
Guess what? I have a new nightmare now. I keep worrying that I'm going to forget my commitment of posting every day in December and that I'm going to get a big fat "F" in blogging. Good thing I have some friends all lined up to help me out with the quest, because even with five kids in the house I'm not sure I could pull off thirty-one goodies in a month. :)
Enough with the rambling...here's today's treat....White Chocolate Raspberry Bars from Your Homebased Mom. They were every bit as rich and delicious as they sound and if only I had been a little more patient in cutting them up, they would look even prettier than they already are. They held together nicely and would be perfect for a splash of color on a goody plate. Enjoy!
1/2 cup butter
1 cup white chocolate chips
2 cups vanilla wafer cookie crumbs (I crushed them by hand once and by blender once, and preferred the even texture of the blender crumbs)
2 Tbs. softened butter
2 Tbs. milk
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup raspberry jam (could also use peach, apricot or blackberry)
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
Directions: Lightly grease a 9-inch square pan (I used an 8-inch). In medium saucepan, combine 1/2 cup butter and 1/4 cup of the white chocolate chips. Cook over low heat until melted stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
Stir in wafer crumbs until well mixed. Press mixture evenly in greased pan. Set aside.
In small saucepan, melt remaining 3/4 cup of white chocolate chips over low heat, stirring constantly. In small bowl, combine 2 Tbsp. butter, milk and vanilla; mix well. Gradually beat in melted chips and powdered sugar until smooth.
Spread jam over crumb mixture.
Spread chip mixture over jam.
Sprinkle with nuts.
Refrigerate until set and cut into bars. Allow the bars to sit at room temperature for a while before cutting or else the chocolate layer will crack. Serve at room temperature. Enjoy!