Chewy Raspberry Streusel Bars

These are very easy to make and taste delicious. You can use fresh raspberries, frozen or even raspberry jam.

Chewy Raspberry Streusel Bars

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal, crushed
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegan margarine, softened
  • 6 tablespoons agave or corn syrup
  • 1 1/4 cups red raspberry, filling*

Chewy Raspberry Streusel Bars

Directions:

  1. In large mixing bowl, combine Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal, flour, sugar, margarine, and agave or corn syrup.
  2. Save one cup mixture and set aside for the streusel topping.
  3. Press remaining cereal mixture evenly and firmly into bottom of 9x9x2-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F about 15 minutes or until light golden brown.
  5. Remove from oven and spread raspberry filling over hot crust.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining cereal mixture on top as the streusel.
  7. Return to oven and bake 20 minutes longer.
  8. Cool completely in pan on wire rack before cutting into 3×1 1/2-inch bars.

To make fresh raspberry filling:

  1. I used 2 cups fresh raspberries,
  2. Heat them in a medium sauce pan with about 1/2 cup of water and 3 tablespoons of sugar.
  3. While they are cooking down, dissolve 1 & 1/2 tablespoons of corn starch in a bit of water and add to the cooking raspberries.
  4. When the raspberries become a thick sauce that is clear, no longer “milky” from the cornstarch, remove from the heat and allow to cool and become thicker.
  5. If you want it to be very refined, you can push it through a sieve to remove the small seeds, but we have no problem with them.

Notes:

adapted from
http://www.recipes-from-friends.com/(…)/raspberry-streusel-bars.htm