Chocolate Raspberry Crumb Bars

Chocolate Raspberry Crumb Bars

Snow season is here.

As I write this, my school system is on a 2-hour delay and I’m sitting in a very quiet office with a cup of tea at my side and a blanket wrapped around me. Oh, the things I do when students aren’t here. It’s beautiful.

What’s not so beautiful is waking up at the crack of dawn, driving to work on time because you want to beat the awful snow traffic, and then realizing that they haven’t salted or sanded. Oh, the joy of sliding into work along with your other early bird commuters. It’s not okay. And it’s so cold and dark outside.

Chocolate Raspberry Crumb Bars

Happily, I always allow myself a decadent breakfast after drives like that, something sweet to go with my tea. And these chocolate raspberry crumb bars are just the ticket on a day like today.

Chocolate Raspberry Crumb Bars

If you haven’t tried my strawberry crumb bars, this recipe is very similar. Both are addictive. Both are riddled with crumbs, which is one of my dessert downfalls. And both have a delicious jam and chocolate-packed filling!

Chocolate Raspberry Crumb Bars

These bars could not be easier. You start with devil’s food cake mix, add quick oats and melted butter, and then use that as your base and topping. The middle is made up of raspberry jam and chocolate chunks.  We’re talking seriously addictive here, so be warned!

Chocolate Raspberry Crumb Bars

If you’re a crumb fiend, you will not be able to keep your hands off these bars. Believe me. I’m a crumb fiend, and I tried to resist. It was futile. There’s always another crumb to nibble on.

Chocolate Raspberry Crumb Bars

Stay warm and dry. It’s going to be a long winter, and I for one get more and more intent on moving to a warm climate. Someday…


Chocolate Raspberry Crumb Bars


1 package Devil's Food cake mix
1 and 1/2 cups quick oats
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup raspberry jam
1 cup chocolate chunks


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line a 9 x 13 pan with foil (use enough to hang over the sides) and coat with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine the cake mix and quick oats. Mix in the melted butter until crumbs form.
  3. Press half of the crumb mixture evenly into the bottom of the pan. Gently spread on the jam, and then sprinkle the chocolate chunks over the jam. Scatter the remaining crumb mixture over the top.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool completely. Cut into triangles (or squares, if you prefer) and store in an airtight container.


I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

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  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    It’s -2 degree out right now and just about every school in my area is cancelled for a “cold” day today, as wind chills will be in the negative 20’s, crazy! These bars look like the perfect treat to beat the cold with! I love the chocolate and raspberry combo. Such an easy treat to whip up, too. Yum!
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    1. Mir

      Minus 2 sounds like a lot less than fun. Gotta keep the school kids inside! And stay warm, Gayle!

  2. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    I can’t imagine living in snow. The last minute school cancellations would put me over the edge!! Love the raspberry chocolate combo!
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    1. Mir

      You are so lucky, Dorothy! My school got cancelled at the last minute and so I had to go home in the ice. Not fun driving. I’m so jealous of you in CA!

  3. Mira

    Weather is terrible here as well and I hope it warms up at least a little! Great idea with these bars- love the combination of flavors! Pinned!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Mira! We’d better brace for another cold few months. It’s my least favorite time of year!

  4. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    Isn’t chocolate and raspberry the best combination?

    The weather isn’t too bad here in the UK, but apparently we have some big storms coming this weekend 🙁
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    1. Mir

      Oh, I hope it doesn’t get too bad, Dannii! I’m with you on the chocolate and raspberry. Always so addictive!

  5. Manali @ CookWithManali

    Gahh! I hate winters…even though we hardly get any snow here in Seattle…still I hate the dark cold days…waiting for sunshine to return! The bars look great Mir, raspberry and chocolate are awesome together! 😀
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    1. Mir

      Winter is the enemy, Manali. I keep visualizing summer. It’s the only thing that gets me through, along with the sugar! 🙂

  6. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    Those look like the perfect remedy to a cold winter morning! We have had a ridiculously cold week here too, I can’t wait for it to warm up a bit next week so we can go outside a bit again! When it’s too cold to send the kids out to play for a bit, it’s way too cold. These crumb bars look amazing, so chocolate-y! 🙂
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    1. Mir

      It is absolutely freezing out, Stacey! I am not a happy camper. Hot chocolate and dessert is seeing me through!

  7. Danielle

    We’ve been kind of lucky with the weather so far, but it’s still freezing cold! I love the combination of chocolate and raspberries and these sound perfect!
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    1. Mir

      You must be lucky. It’s about 10 degrees out here! Thanks, Danielle!

  8. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    You had me at chocolate for breakfast 🙂 It has been extremely cold here too, and all the schools but ours were cancelled. Although I’m ok with not having to make up snow days later.
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    1. Mir

      Yep, same here. We’re still in session. As a teacher, I actually don’t love snow days. Puts me too far behind. Thanks, Jocelyn!

  9. Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen

    The chocolate bars look FABULOUS!! 🙂 Yum!!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Ceara! They went fast!

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