Raspberry Shortbread Bars + Giveaway

Raspberry Shortbread Bars by Three in Three | #breakfast #brunch #dessert #VeryBerryMay #ad

Thank you to Naturipe for sponsoring this post for the Very Berry Month of May. Although I was compensated for this post, all opinions and the following raspberry shortbread bars recipe are strictly my own.

We are entering one of my favoritest times of the year, and it’s not just because my birthday is coming up (you buy me a present yet? Just kidding!). It’s berry season, everybody! Woo! I love bringing home fresh berries every week because my kids snack on them throughout the day and there is nothing better than seeing them eat something healthy and delicious over something processed and full of sugar.

Raspberry Shortbread Bars by Three in Three | #breakfast #brunch #dessert #VeryBerryMay #ad
There are so many ways to use raspberries, in particular, that I never waste a single berry. I like to crush some up in fresh water to have an exotic drink, or whip them up in a smoothie with orange juice, lime juice, protein powder, honey and ice. I also like to cook them down and make a jam for my mini stuffed and grilled French toast!

Today I’m sharing a fun recipe that would be great for Sunday Brunch, because the taste is something that would work great as a breakfast treat or a dessert item, so pair it with some eggs and bacon, or a hot cup of after-lunch coffee and enjoy!

Raspberry Shortbread Bars by Three in Three | #breakfast #brunch #dessert #VeryBerryMay #ad

 

Raspberry Shortbread Bars
 
Ingredients
For the filling
  • 12 oz fresh raspberries
  • 1 Tbsp Chambord liquor
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
For the crust
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
For the glaze
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Chambord
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Grease an 8x8 square baking pan then line with parchment paper.
  3. Rinse the raspberries and thoroughly drain. Toss with the lemon juice, Chambord and cornstarch, smashing a few berries gently in the process. Set aside.
  4. Cream the butter, sugar, and salt in a standing mixer on medium high speed until well blended and fluffy, around 5 minutes. Add in the vanilla, and then the flour. Blend until the mixture has a crumbly texture, and there is no dry flour remaining.
  5. Press ¾ of the dough into the bottom of the pan gently with your fingers, ensuring it covers
  6. Spread the raspberries and any juice evenly across the layer of dough. Crumble the remaining dough between your fingers over the top of the raspberries.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes or until lightly golden on top.
  8. Cool the squares in the pan until firm enough to lift out using the parchment paper. Finish cooling on a rack.
  9. Make the glaze by mixing the sugar and Chambord, then drizzle over the top of the bars, then cut, eat and enjoy!

Raspberry Shortbread Bars by Three in Three | #breakfast #brunch #dessert #VeryBerryMay #ad

Raspberry Shortbread Bars by Three in Three | #breakfast #brunch #dessert #VeryBerryMay #ad

I made these raspberry shortbread bars more for my kids than anyone else, but it turns out I had to fend off my husband, who was determined to eat them all before the kids even got a chance!

I have something extra exciting to share today, as a Naturipe ambassador for the month of May: a great giveaway!
One lucky winner will take away an amazing KitchenAid 7-Cup Food Processor, valued at over $100; huzzah!

I’m totally jealous, right here, I want it for myself!

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Karly is a no-nonsense blogger and digital artist who writes about anything that catches her fancy in a serious and silly fashion that is uniquely her own. She has four daughters and lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband, where they drink heavily during the scorching summer months and wrangle cats for fun.
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Comments

  1. Maggie Wallace says

    I will be making this!! Looks delicious. I love putting berries in pretty much anything! Salads, dessert, snacks! My favorite would have to be strawberry walnut spinach salad!

  2. says

    ooooooh these look delicious! I actually just love to eat raspberries raw. I can never keep them long enough to make anything! Raspberry pancakes are first on the agenda if they last. :)
    Trish

  3. says

    These bars sound delicious — yum! I’m also head-over-heels excited for berry season and can’t wait to start heading to our local farmers’ markets. My favorite “recipe” with berries isn’t actually a recipe at all: I just love adding them with a touch of brown sugar to cinnamon oatmeal, or throwing a bunch in with my Greek yogurt. Strawberry greek yogurt with fresh strawberries? The best!

  4. says

    This recipe looks so good – funny, I happen to have all of the ingredients on hand, too. My favorite recipe using berries is probably a blueberry mojito. I don’t bake much. :)

  5. says

    I don’t make much but I have made smoothies and ice cream with them mixed in. Oh, and I do make a really yummy syrup that replaces regular syrup for my pancakes. That’s really good!

  6. Lynn says

    I’ve never made anything with berries except smoothies. nothing fancy, i like to pair them with mango to cut the tartness

  7. ThatMamaGretchen says

    I love berry shortcakes! Or raspberries with a bit of cream drizzled on top :) Love this giveaway and your photos are DIVINE!

  8. aprilaakre says

    these look so delicious. thanks for the recipe. Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.

  9. heather says

    my favorite is dr. oz’s berry detox smoothies but your bars are about to knock him out of first place!

  10. Shanice says

    Looks soo good! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  11. cezovski says

    Lots! Strawberry shortcake and blueberry muffins are big favorites, though.
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  12. Laurie says

    You ROCK for linking up this week to Tip Me Tuesday. {high fives} Just a heads up, Tip Junkie can help you index your blog more effectively if you upload at least 2 images, 2 steps, and blog post URL into your Tip Junkie craft room! Simply login and click “add a project” on your profile page to get started. {yep I’ve got your back!} ~ Laurie {a.k.a. the Tip Junkie}

    Link ~ http://www.tipjunkie.com/how-to-add-a-craft-room-project-on-tip-junkie

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