Chocolate Relish Bars

Chocolate Relish Bars
Mark Boughton Photography / styling: Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 36 servings


1cup all-purpose flour
1cup whole-wheat flour
2 1/2cups quick oats
1/2teaspoon salt
1cup packed light brown sugar
1cup butter, softened and cut into small pieces
1 1/2cups raspberry jam
1 (12-ounce) bag semisweet chocolate chips
1cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Coat a 13-by-9-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Line bottom and two sides with foil, letting edges extend over sides. Coat foil with spray.
  2. Combine flours, oats, salt and sugar. Add butter and combine until large crumbs form. Reserve one-third of crumb mixture.
  3. Press remaining crumbs on bottom of pan. Spread jam almost to edges of crust. Sprinkle chocolate chips, reserved crumb mixture and pecans on top.
  4. Bake 30 minutes, covering top with foil for last 10 minutes, until golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Remove from pan with foil and cut into 36 bars.

Recipe by Jean Kressy

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 210
  • Fat 11g
  • Sodium 70mg
  • Carbohydrate 30g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Protein 2g