Raspberry Granola bars

Due to many likes on twitter I feel I need to share this recipe…

2 sticks of unsalted butter – softened

3/4 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

12 oz. raspberry jam

2/3 cup granola

1/4 cup sliced almonds

preheat oven to 350F. With electric mixer cream the butter and sugar just until combined.  Add vanilla. Combine the flour and salt and slowly add to the butter mixture.  Mix until dough almost forms a ball.  Lightly pat about 2/3 of the dough evenly on the bottom of a 9″ square baking pan and about 1/2″ up the sides.  Spread with jam.  Mix the granola into the remaining dough by hand.  Break into small bits and spread on top of jam, covering most of the surface.  Sprinkle the almonds on top.  Bake at 350 for approx. 45 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cool completely and cut into bars.