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Raspberry Truffle Squares

Raspberry Truffle Squares

These squares are over-the-top rich!

Ingredients

Squares

  • 2 cups (4 sticks, 16 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 2 3/4 cups sugar
  • 6 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate (a generous cup of chopped chocolate)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (if you've used salted butter, reduce the salt to 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon raspberry flavor
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

Topping

  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam
  • 4 ounces chopped semisweet or bittersweet chocolate (about 2/3 cup)
  • 4 ounces heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Melt the sugar and butter together in a saucepan or microwave safe bowl.
  3. Cool to lukewarm.
  4. Add the chocolate, stirring until totally melted, then stir in the salt, vanilla extract and raspberry flavor.
  5. Whisk in the eggs, then the flour.
  6. Pour the batter into an ungreased 9 x 13-inch pan, shaking it to level the batter.
  7. Bake the bars for 30 minutes. The bars in the middle of the pan might feel soft and undercooked, but they should be pulling away from the edges of the pan.
  8. Remove the pan from the oven.
  9. Heat the jam slightly, then spread it evenly over the warm bars.
  10. Cool for 30 minutes.
  11. Melt the chocolate and cream together, stirring until smooth.
  12. Spread over the squares.
  13. Allow to cool for several hours, or overnight.
  14. Cut into small squares (about 1 1/4" x 1 1/4").

Yield: about 80 squares

The squares will keep, well wrapped and refrigerated or frozen, for several weeks. Allow to warm to room temperature before serving.

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): King Arthur Flour - kingarthurflour.com


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