Take Back the Kitchen with Alma Schneider

Alma’s Jam Shortbread bars

With just a few ingredients, anyone can transform some pantry items into a delicacy. Fruit shortbread bars were the brainchild of my friend who wanted to make my marzipan bars …but ran out of marzipan!
Here they are:
Jam Shortbread Bars:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 stick softened butter
3/4 cup jam of your liking
1 cup chocolate chips
Cream butter, sugar and flour together until fully combined
Take 1/2 of dough and lay in a parchment paper lined bread loaf pan
Top evenly with the jam to cover entire surface of dough
Top with remaining dough to cover jam fully and press down
Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until top starts to turn golden brown
Remove from oven, add chocolate chips to top the dough evenly and place in oven for two minutes
Remove from oven, spread chips with a knife so it frost the top of the shortbread and let cool
When cool, slice through into pieces and place in the fridge until the chocolate hardens