I wish recipes listed the number of pans/dishes/appliances involved, along with the ingredients. Let's just say I don't like doing dishes, and this recipe required 2 uses of the food processor (with cleaning in between), the electric mixer, a saucepan, 3 bowls and a baking dish. That's simply too much. It was tasty, but not worth the effort required in creation or cleaning up.
From EatingWell: May/June 2009
Tart raspberry filling is swirled into a low-fat cream filling in these beautiful bars. They're a festive treat for a summer picnic or party.
19 Reviews for Raspberry Bars
Maybe I did something incorrectly, but I found these to be a lot of work for very little pay off. Mine did not come out as thick as the picture and the cream cheese mixture was sparse and lumpy, even though I spent a good time getting it as smooth as possible. Maybe I will try again, but I wasn't terribly impressed.
This bars were amazingly delicious and fun to make. So fresh and perfect for summer. Great wow factor for parties too.
I made these for 4th of July and they went over famously! I can't believe how fresh and vibrant they taste, and how deceptively decadent they are! The only reason I don't give them 5 stars is they are a bit tedious to make, requiring a lot of time and careful reading of the instructions, which will prevent them from ending up in common rotation at our house. But they are fabulous for the season, and I made them exactly as written. Next time I shall try using strawberries and topping with blueberries. ;)