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A friend made raspberry preserves from the wild raspberries her and her family had picked at their lake property. After spreading the delicious jam on toast and biscuits, I had enough left over to bake these delectable bars.


1 (12 ounce) package of semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 to 1 cup white chocolate chips
1/3 cup raspberry preserves

Heat oven to 350F.
Melt chocolate chips and butter in a saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, 5 to 8 minutes or until smooth. Remove from heat, stir in sugar and vanilla. Stir in eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in flour and salt, mix just until flour is moistened. Stir in white chocolate chips.
Spread batter into greased 13 by 9 inch baking pan. Drop spoonfuls of preserves on batter and gently pull a knife through batter and preserves to create a swirled effect.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until bars just begin to pull away from the sides of the pan. Cool completely. Cut into bars.

Recipe adapted from Land O’Lakes