These chocolate raspberry bars are a delicious and decadent dessert recipe that is definitely a crowd-pleaser. The rich chocolate perfectly complements the raspberry flavor, creating a flavor combination that is irresistible. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, these chocolate raspberry bars are easy to make and are perfect for any occasion, from a casual snack to a special dessert.
Chocolate and berries are a wonderful combination. I particularly enjoy the deep flavor of chocolate paired with the bright, zippy flavor of raspberries, which is why I’m such a fan of these bars. It’s so easy to make and so richly flavored that it’s equally welcome as a weeknight dessert or an addition to any potluck, party, or holiday gathering! I love to make this for the kids and their friends. It’s so fun to watch their eyes light up when they see these delicious chocolate bars.
Chocolate Raspberry Bars
These easy bars start with boxed chocolate fudge cake mix. I combined it with raspberry pie filling for a chocolaty, berrylicious flavor, and then I bake it until done. After that, I simply make a light and refreshing raspberry whipped cream frosting, and top it with coarsely chopped raspberries. That’s all there is to it! I call these bars, but you might also call it a sheet cake. Either way, we’ll all call it delicious!
Why You’ll Love This Chocolate Raspberry Bar Recipe
- The flavor combination of chocolate and raspberry is a classic, and the sweetness of the chocolate perfectly complements the raspberry flavor of the pie filling.
- They only take a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in the kitchen, and if not, they are easily found at the local grocery store.
- They are so easy to make. And the raspberry whipped cream frosting is irresistible.
Chocolate Raspberry Bars Ingredients
This recipe only uses a few simple ingredients that you can easily find at your local grocery store. Both the bars and the whipped cream frosting are incredibly basic, and so are the ingredients!
- Duncan Hines Perfectly Moist Dark Chocolate Fudge cake mix
- Raspberry pie filling
- Vanilla extract
- Large eggs
- Heavy whipping cream
- Granulated sugar
- Fresh raspberries
How to Make Chocolate Raspberry Bars
This recipe uses boxed cake mix and a super simple fudge frosting, so making it is a breeze. It only takes a few minutes and a few simple steps, and it’s absolutely beginner-friendly. This is a sweet treat for all, so give it a try!
Step 1: Prep
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray right before adding the cake batter.
Step 2: Make the Cake Batter
Combine the cake mix, pie filling, vanilla, and whisked eggs in a large bowl.
Step 3: Bake
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread in an even layer. Then, bake for 30 to 35 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Step 4: Make the Frosting
In a medium bowl, add heavy cream, sugar and vanilla. Beat on high until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the remaining ½ can of raspberry pie filling into the whipped cream.
Step 5: Frost
Spread the whipped cream over the top and sprinkle with the coarsely chopped raspberries. Then, cut into bars and enjoy!
- It’s important to whisk the eggs before mixing them in to the cake mix for even distribution.
- Spray the pan with nonstick spray immediately before pouring in the batter, so the spray doesn’t pool at the bottom of the baking dish.
- Make sure the cake has cooled completely before adding the raspberry whipped cream frosting.
- You can use any of your favorite berry pie filling for different berry bars.
- Try vanilla or white chocolate cake mix for a different flavor.
- Add different berries to the whipped cream frostings.
What to Serve with Chocolate Raspberry Bars
Serve these bars with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee or tea. Of course, they’re delicious when paired with fresh raspberries or other fruits, as well. For parties or other gatherings, serve them alongside other sweet treats for a dessert spread that has everyone coming back for more.
The tartness of raspberries, blackberries, and the like perfectly balances out the rich, intense flavor of chocolate, especially dark chocolate.
You sure can! These bars freeze well and will last for up to 3 months when stored properly.
These bars will need to be refrigerated sue to the whipped cream frosting.
Chocolate and raspberry isn’t a good combo, it’s a great combo! The tart, sweet flavor of raspberries is the perfect counterpoint to the deep, richness of chocolate.
The pie filling adds moisture, taking the place of the water and oil called for in the boxed recipe mix.
How to Store Leftovers
Store these bars for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge. For longer storage, wrap the bars individually in plastic wrap, then freeze them for up to 3 months in an airtight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag.
Try This Easy Chocolate Raspberry Bar Today
This rich, chocolaty recipe is as easy as it is delicious! Made with boxed cake mix, pie filling, and a raspberry whipped cream frosting with limited ingredients, you can whip up this recipe in no time at all, and when you’re all done, you’ll have something to wow everyone at the table. With so much deep chocolate and bright, fruity raspberry flavors, this is one recipe that you’ll fall in love with in a heartbeat. Give it a try!
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Chocolate Raspberry Bars
Chocolate Raspberry Bars
- Preheat the oven to 350° and spray a 10×15 baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray right before adding the mixture.
- Using a large bowl, add cake mix, 1 ½ cans of pie filling, vanilla and whisked eggs. Stir to combine.
- Pour cake mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, and spread in an even layer.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
- In a medium bowl, add heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla. Beat on high until stiff peaks form.
- Gently fold the remaining ½ can of raspberry pie filling into whipped cream.
- Spread whipped cream over the top and sprinkle with chopped raspberries.
- Cut into bars and enjoy.
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