Christmas Cookies – Day 13

Chocolate Raspberry Streusel Bars

1 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 Cup old-fashioned oats
1 Cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Cup butter, cut into about 15 pieces
1 small jar seedless raspberry jam (about 10 ounces)
1 Cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped or sliced almonds

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 9 inch square pan.
In food processor, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Pulse once or twice until just combined. Add butter, and pulse until crumbly. Reserve 1 Cup of this mixture. Press the remainder into bottom of prepared pan. Spread preserves over this crust. Sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips. Add almonds to reserved oat mixture. Sprinkle over chocolate chips.
Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan. Cut into squares.

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