Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Red, White & Blue Bars

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The Fourth of July celebrations are coming together for all those celebrating and if you're looking for a quick and easy dessert to serve or even bring to holiday potlucks, I've got the perfect dish! These Red, White & Blue Bars are not only delicious but festive as well. Made with a buttery crust, red raspberry spread and plump blueberries, all you need is a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream to enjoy this red, white and blue dessert...


We're gearing up for holiday summer festivities ourselves and although I will not be hosting a Fourth of July celebration, I plan on making these Red, White & Blue Bars for a BBQ picnic we will be attending. With the help of Krusteaz Raspberry Bar Mix, I save on time with the ease and convenience of having a majority of the ingredients already in the box! Simply add butter and blueberries for an easy dessert. 

Red, White & Blue Bars
recipe from Krusteaz

1 package Krusteaz Raspberry Bar Mix 
½ cup (1 Stick) Butter or Margarine, Melted
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 8x8x2-inch baking pan.

Stir together melted butter and crust mix with a fork until mixture is crumbly. Spoon 2/3 of crust mixture into pan. Press firmly into bottom of pan. Bake 15 minutes or until edges begin to brown.

Spread rasberry filling evenly over hot crust. Crumble remaining crust mixture over filling.

Sprinkle 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries over raspberry filling. 

Bake 26-28 minutes or until bubbly around edges. Cool completely before cutting. 

Makes 16 bars.

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