Raspberry Shortbread Bars + Giveaway

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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

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
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • For the glaze
  • 1/2 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 3/4 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!

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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 Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband, where they drink heavily during the scorching summer months and wrangle cats for fun.
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  • http://www.why-girls-are-weird.com Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird

    Oh my gosh those look SO YUMMY! I pretty much love berries with anything!

  • Christina Shirley

    This look amazing! I love anything with strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries!

  • amber mccain

    This looks SO good!! I love anything involving blueberries! They’re my fav berries.

  • Maggie Wallace

    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!

  • Kara Kieran

    Smoothies!

  • http://www.mrsrkfj.com/ Mrsrkfj

    Strawberry shortcake. My mom used to make them every Sunday for dessert.

  • http://www.emmymom2.com/ Emmymom

    Those bars look so good! I love smoothies with berries.

  • http://www.geniabeme.com/ Eugenia

    This looks soo yummyy!!

  • http://sunnywithchancesprinkles.blogspot.com Chelsea Thom

    Does flavored water count? ;) These bars look absolutely incredible– YUM!

  • songbirdsandbuttons

    I love berry smoothies!

  • chrissy boerman

    i love making homemade strawberry syrup.

  • Laura @ Inspiration for Moms

    Wow! Those bars look delish! :)

  • Danielle Ramirez

    I love using berries in my smoothies!..So yummy…those bars look sooo delicious!

  • Jordan Dunne

    Cottage cheese with blackberries or a mixed berry crisp!

  • Kendra Darr

    These look delicious! I ate almost an entire container of raspberries at lunch.

  • Jess

    I love love love making berry tarts!

  • http://www.hiitsjilly.com/ Jillian @ Hi! It’s Jilly

    Those look soooo good! Is there anything you could substitute for the liquor? I don’t buy the stuff.

    • http://www.mrsthreeinthree.com/ Karly Gomez

      Absolutely Jillian! You can use 2 tsp. of raspberry extract with the berries, and then 2 tsp. of the extract in the glaze, and just add a little water to thin it out (since you use less extract than Chambord, you need the water or it won’t turn into a glaze)!

      • http://www.hiitsjilly.com/ Jillian @ Hi! It’s Jilly

        Oh awesome! Thanks for your response!

  • http://jellybones.yummly.com Trish

    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

  • Marissa

    Tarts! :)

  • http://sarahhalstead.com/ Sarah Halstead

    WOW! Those look amazing!! I really like making berry smoothies.

  • Kristine Foley

    Smoothies every.single.day.

  • Amber

    What a fabulous giveaway! I love smoothies, and berry crisp!

  • http://www.sparklesandshoes.com/ Kelly

    My friend makes a delicious raspberry and blue berry tart – yum!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • http://writemeg.com/ Meg

    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!

  • http://www.alysonm.com/ Alyson McMahon

    I love making desserts, but healthier ones. And, smoothies and really, anything! We are big berry fans!

  • http://www.crosbiecrew.blogspot.com Summer Crosbie

    We love making homemade ice cream with strawberries! So good.

  • Jelli

    I love making berry clafoutis!

  • http://alwaysabby.com/ Abby

    I love strawberry pretzel salad. :) It’s easy and yet so delicious!

  • Heather Hayes Panjon

    Strawberry Cheesecake Is My Favorite Berry Recipe!

  • http://naptimeismytime.com Emily Stephens

    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. :)

  • Lisa Brown

    I like making mixed berry cobblers

  • http://sixcherriesontop.com Joni

    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!

  • AmandaSakovitz

    i love berry muffins.

  • hena tayeb
  • Lynn

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

  • Thomas Murphy

    I like berry tarts

  • ThatMamaGretchen

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

  • http://mrsteelovelifelaughter.com Tiffany MrsTee Haywood

    Oh My! These look absolutely lovely…

  • Elizabeth Lund

    These look divine!! Indulgence, anyone? Thanks!!

  • http://www.cozycountryliving.com/ Shannon {Cozy Country Living}

    Oh my gosh these look amazing! I’m sipping on my coffee right now and thinking how great it would be to have one of these right now! Definitely pinning and making very soon:)

  • http://asortafairytaleblog.com/ mandy @a sorta fairytale

    My mouth is watering!! Those look delicious!

  • Clare Swindlehurst

    Oh my these look scrumptious! I’m hosting a party and would love for you to come and link up http://www.supermommyclub.com/super-mommy-club-party-week-4/

  • Sandy VanHoey

    Our favorite recipe is strawberry or raspberry milkshakes

  • karen

    Nothing beats fresh blueberry pie

  • Elle

    I love berries in smoothies.

  • Courtney Bella

    i like a berry cream pie! :) its amazing!

  • Ange

    Favorite recipe with berries??? SANGRIA!!

  • Jennifer Lachman

    My favorite berry recipe is for black raspberry jam.

  • Shawna OBrien

    White Chocolate and Strawberry Cheesecake….so delicious!

  • aprilaakre

    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.

  • Tara

    I love to use berries in my smoothies! And I like strawberry shortcake!

  • http://www.therebelchick.com The Rebel Chick Jenn

    You seriously just had me drooling over here! These look so tasty!

  • DearCreatives

    I love berry smoothies and bars. Thanks for the chance. Your recipe looks amazing!

  • heather

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

  • http://snaps-of-ginger.blogspot.com/ Snaps of Ginger

    This is heaven in a bar for me!!! All of my favorites in one!!

    I hopped over from the Party Bunch link up.

    ~Cheryl

    http://snaps-of-ginger.blogspot.com/

  • Shanice

    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.

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  • Gina B.

    These look delicious, Chambord and raspberries….yummmmm

  • Rana Jeree

    Black berry pie!

  • Kim_P1

    I love making raspberry trifle.

  • Natalie Carlson Brown

    Hi! I love making strawberry graham cracker crust pie. Delicious! Thank-you!!

  • misaacmom

    I like berry pie or tarts

  • cezovski

    Lots! Strawberry shortcake and blueberry muffins are big favorites, though.
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  • Nancy C

    I love to make cobblers. Any flavor of fruit in season

  • Laurie

    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

    • http://www.mrsthreeinthree.com/ Karly Gomez

      Thanks so much Laurie! I plan on doing that this week! And thanks so so so much for featuring my recipe! <3

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  • http://thelifeofjenniferdawn.blogspot.com/ Jennifer Dawn

    These look fantastic! I’m featuring them at this week’s link party. http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2014/05/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-92.html Thanks for linking up last week.

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