I bake to sweeten life

Mixed Berry Bars

mixed berry bars

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg,
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 20 Nilla Wafers, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup any berry preserves
  • 1 cup berries, fresh or frozen

(lightly chop larger berries)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and/or line an 8-inch square baking pan.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light. Beat in egg and vanilla.
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, Nilla wafer crumbs, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture and mix at a low speed until combined. Divide dough in half and press half of dough into an even layer on the bottom of the prepared pan.
Spread the preserves over the layer of dough. Sprinkle with the berries. Then top with the remaining dough by forming the dough into flat pieces with the palm of your hands and laying it down. It’ll spread out as it bakes, leaving the pretty colors of the berries to show through.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until lightly browned.  Cool completely before cutting into bars. If you don’t allow them to cool completely, they will crumble when you try to cut them.

Yield: 16-20

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