Only 5 ingredients and made in 1 bowl, these Raspberry Bars are simple to make yet quite fancy and crowd pleasing! They have a shortbread crust + topping, and are filled with raspberry preserves.
I had a few trials when coming up with these raspberry bars. I mean, don’t get me wrong, we’ve had no trouble eating any of the versions I’ve tried! The first batch was too wet, and not shortbread-y enough. Plus, I kept trying to make a different topping, and the recipe felt too complicated.
So finally I decided to try making the crust and topping in the same bowl, adjusted amounts of everything and, voila! Perfection was finally found.
This is such a wonderful dessert for Spring and Summer. Perfect for Mother’s Day and all kinds of showers (baby, wedding). Everyone is sure to love these raspberry bars, so feel free to double the recipe to feed a crowd!
I hope you love these Vegan Raspberry Bars. They’re
- Made in 1 bowl with 5 ingredients (plus optional glaze)
- Super fruity, with a tart and sweet filling
- Perfect for Spring and Summer
- Easy & Delicious!
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Vegan Raspberry Bars
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line the bottom and sides of a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving some overhang on the sides for easy removal.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt. Now add the softened vegan butter or coconut oil, and stir until everything is well combined. The mixture should be rather crumbly. Use your hands if you need to.
- Set aside 1 cup of the shortbread dough, in a smaller bowl. This is your crumble topping.
- Press the mixture evenly into the baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and turn the oven up to 350 degrees F.
- Spread the raspberry preserves over the warm crust. Sprinkle on the topping. Place in the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes. The filling should be bubbling on the edges and in the middle.
- Allow the bars to cool in the pan for 20 minutes. Lift the bars out of the pan with the parchment paper, transfer to a cooling rack and let them cool for at least 2 hours, if possible. Cut into squares and drizzle with optional glaze.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and almond milk until a glaze is formed.
- I haven’t tried these with gluten free flour, but you could try a mix of gluten free all purpose and almond flour.
- Makes about 16 large bars. You may halve the recipe and make in an 8-inch square pan if desired.
- Try using a different flavor of fruit jam, such as apricot, strawberry or blueberry. Or use apple butter in the Fall.