Triple-Jam Chocolate Crumb Bars

Triple-Jam Chocolate Crumb Bars | Very Culinary

by Amy Flanigan on December 3, 2013 · 17 comments

Oh goodness. Who’s still full from Thanksgiving? Are your pants snug? Ya…sigh.

Well, I’m about to make matters worse.

I did something with jam. And chocolate. And butter.

Triple-Jam Chocolate Crumb Bars | Very Culinary

I figure we still have two more holidays to get through! Why lay back on the treats now, right? ‘Tis the season for over indulgence and adjustable waistbands.

Feel free to customize the jam flavors to your liking!

Triple-Jam Chocolate Crumb Bars
Makes 36 bars
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes

Ingredients
• 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 cup granulated sugar
• 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
• 1 egg
• 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted cold butter, cut into cubes
• 4 ounces each, orange marmalade, seedless raspberry jam, and strawberry preserves
• 1 heaping cup dark chocolate chips

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously coat a 13×9 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, pecans, and egg until thoroughly combined. Using a pastry blender or your hands, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; set aside 1 1/2 cups of the crumb mixture. Press remaining mixture on the bottom of prepared pan.

Stir jam to soften and carefully spread on top of the dough in three even sections. Sprinkle with the chocolate chips, followed by the reserved crumb mixture evenly over the top.

Bake for 45 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely in pan before cutting into bars.

(inspired by Foodie with Family’s Triple Fruit Slab Pie)

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Kristine McAllister January 10, 2014 at 10:12 am

WONDERFUL AND VERSATILE RECIPE, I have made this everyday for 3 days straight! I have used peach butter, leftover pecan pie filling and today whole cranberry sauce. Next is apple pie filling. (No we didnt eat the whole recipe each day!) Cut into small squares as these are rich but oh so satisfying! Thank you for the recipe!

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Amy @Very Culinary January 10, 2014 at 10:42 am

YES! So easy to change out the filling to your liking. I’m so happy you’re trying different things! Thanks for stopping by, Kristine!

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sumayah January 3, 2014 at 11:49 am

Oh I lv the recipies u put on don’t realy have time to bake but I always try any recipy that I see

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Stephanie December 5, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Oh my. So many of my favorite delicious things all in one little package. Must. Make. Now. The holidays are just the perfect excuse for eating anything and everything in sight! :)

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Mom December 5, 2013 at 8:25 am

Wow. This looks delicious, and it’s a good thing you don’t list calories because we’ve just finished Thanksgiving stuffing and gravy. I love the idea of using three flavors.

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ATasteOfMadness December 4, 2013 at 11:29 am

Holy moly, this sounds like the ultimate crumb bar recipe! Good thing Canadian Thanksgiving was in October, I had a break and am ready to over indulge ;)

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Amy @Very Culinary December 4, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Haha. I think I might still be full from Thanksgiving. Although I wouldn’t pass these up if one was sitting in front of me!

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Maria G. December 4, 2013 at 6:48 am

When guests are coming unexpectedly, I always make the same dessert. It is a perfect thing for a tea party or just for those who like tasty sweet things which are rather easy to cook.

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Amy @Very Culinary December 4, 2013 at 12:40 pm

What I also love is that you can cut them in as large or small sizes as you like!

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Joanne December 3, 2013 at 9:15 pm

I am currently sitting in my apartment surrounded by cookies. What’s one more batch of bars?!

My skinny jeans didn’t stand a chance.

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Amy @Very Culinary December 4, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Oh god. Skinny jeans? What are those? :/

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pam (Sidewalk Shoes) December 3, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Send some my way please!

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Joan delise December 3, 2013 at 2:21 pm

This sounds so yummy for the Holidays!

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Sally December 3, 2013 at 9:04 am

I’ve only made these with raspberry jam. This looks delicious.

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Amy @Very Culinary December 3, 2013 at 9:22 am

You could certainly do only one jam, I just loved the idea of doing 3 different kinds for variety :)

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Melissa December 3, 2013 at 8:13 am

Oh god. *Faints*

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Amy @Very Culinary December 3, 2013 at 9:22 am

I. Know. !! I ate far too many of these last week.

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