These pie bars are easy to make and sinfully delicious.
Growing up, my mama always made me a raspberry pie at Christmas. She still does, actually. Mostly because if she doesn’t, I will throw myself on the floor like a two-year-old and have a tantrum.
Christmas brings out the baby in me.
Anyway, I’m not here to talk about Christmas. I’m here to talk about raspberries! Sweet, tart, juicy red raspberries.
I buy them as often as possible and always plan to bake with them. Then I end up standing over the sink, rinsing them one by one, and popping them in my mouth. I don’t rinse them all at once, because I’m in denial that I’m going to actually eat the whole package.
Denial, it’s a beautiful thing.
But, you guys! Look! I managed to set aside enough of my berries to bake with and holy heck, these rich chocolate bars, studded with juicy berries, are so perfect for summer. The sweet chocolate, the tart berries, the sugar cookie crumble, and the flaky pie crust ... I’m in love. Think my mama will make me this for Christmas instead of the usual pie?
Let’s do this.
Grab yourself some berries, condensed milk, chocolate chips, sugar cookie dough, and pie crust. That’s all you need. Ain’t life grand?
First, you’re just going to unroll the pie crust and place it in a foil lined 9x13-inch pan. Trim it up to fit and place the trimmings where needed to fully cover the bottom of the pan.
Now comes the extra good part. Pour some sweetened condensed milk into a sauce pan and set it over low heat. Stir in a cup of dark chocolate chips until everything is melty, chocolate perfection. You definitely want to use dark chocolate even if you’re a milk chocolate fan, because the condensed milk will sweeten up the chocolate considerably.
Pour the chocolate sauce over the pie crust, top with berries, and then crumble a bit of the cookie dough over the top. Do recipes even get easier than this? No.
Bake everything up and when it’s about two minutes away from being done, sprinkle on some more chocolate chips. I’ve used dark chocolate chips, but you can use any type of chocolate chip that you prefer.
It looks pretty delicious, right?
Let everything cool before digging in, though. No one likes a burnt tongue!