Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Berry N Nut Chewies

2nd Sunday of December and yes, I remember my promise! I baked these lovely healthy chewies to take to work for the potluck breakfast. My co workers raved about it! When it was being baked, the entire house was filled with the aroma of butter and almonds and oatmeal. Hubby went outside when I started making this. As soon as he entered the house, he asked me if I have made sheero(Gujarati style sooji halwa)! Every 15 minutes, he was asking for the taste. I had to make him wait for over an hour as it was cooling down. Finally when I gave him a big piece, with the full mouth, he said,soooo good! Well, I hit another milestone! Here's how I made it.

Berry N Nut Chewies
1-1/2 cup each AP flour, quick cooking oats
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
A pinch of salt
3/4 cup cold butter
1-1/2 cup strawberry jam
1 cup chopped almonds

How to:
Preheat the oven to 375° F.
Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Add cold butter, cut with pastry blender or pulse in food processor till the mixture resembles coarse meal.
Reserve 1 cup mix for topping.
Add 1 egg to the remaining mixture and press firmly into buttered and floured 9X9 baking dish.
Spread with warmed jam.
Sprinkle almonds on top.
Top with remaining mixture and bake for about 45 minutes.
Cool and cut into squares.


  1. Very delicious and cute looking berry and nut chewies.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. With those nuts and berries,these chewies looks extremely addictive and super rich..

  3. looks delicious. this will go on my list of making too.

  4. very delicious and tempting chewies..