Raspberry Fudge Truffle Bars
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 1/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals, dissolved in: 1 teaspoon boiling
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup (6 ounce) semisweet chocolate chips
1 package (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup seedless red raspberry jam (1/3 cup of seeded jam forced
through a strainer equals 1/3 cup seedless)
Optional: 1 teaspoon raspberry flavoring
1 teaspoon vegetable shortening
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350º. Grease a 9-inch square pan.
Melt butter and chocolate chips in a heavy pan over low heat, or
microwave on medium low. Microwave 1 minute and stir. Then, 1 more
minute and stir. Then, every 30 seconds until melted. Cool slightly.
Beat eggs and brown sugar with electric mixer until well blended and
smooth, about 1 minute. Dissolve coffee crystals in hot water before
combining with egg mixture. Add melted chocolate chips and mix well.
Stir baking powder and flour together before adding. Spread evenly
in a greased 9-inch square baking pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or
until bars test done. Cool.
Melt chocolate chips and cool. Beat cream cheese until fluffy and
add confectioners' sugar, jam and flavoring. Stir in melted
chocolate and spread over the cooled bars.
Melt shortening and chocolate chips together and drizzle over the
filling. To drizzle, put melted mixture in a small plastic bag. Snip
a tiny bit off of one corner and squeeze out chocolate to drizzle.
Yield: About 64 bars
Refrigerate before cutting. Store in the refrigerator