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Raspberry Cobbler Bars

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Take your cobbler to-go!

I created these to compliment the Deep-Dish Cookie Pie at our Memorial Day party.

Put in charge of dessert, I figured people wouldn’t want two chocolate selections. (Silly people. Don’t they realize two chocolate desserts are better than one?)

raspberry bar

Thanks to their portability, these bars make really good breakfast bars, too.

Raspberry Cobbler Bars

(makes 8-14 bars)

  • 1.5 cups spelt flour or oat flour (to make oat flour, you can grind oats in a food processor)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup applesauce (see notes, below)
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar (see notes, below)
  • 2 cups (8oz) fresh or frozen berries
  • 2 T maple syrup or agave
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Stir together the first six ingredients. Scoop half of the dough into a small, oiled glass dish (or any small pan). In a separate bowl, stir together the other ingredients. Layer them into the pan, then top with the rest of the dough from the first pan. Bake for 35 minutes at 350F, then cool before cutting.

See the following page for the Calorie Information.

Fat and Sugar Notes:

These bars are fat-free. If you’re not a fan of fat-free baked goods (or just want a deeper, more buttery taste), I recommend replacing some or all of the applesauce with margarine or shortening. As for sugar, the subtly-sweet bars have the perfect sweetness if you’re eating them for breakfast, if you’re planning to top them with vegan ice cream or whipped cream, or if you don’t have much of a sweet tooth. If, however, you’re looking for more of a dessert-like (super-sweet) bar, you can increase the sugar to 1/2 cup and double the maple syrup. (Of course, you can also use stevia if you wish.) Personally, I really like these without any added sugar (except the maple syrup), and with coconut butter in place of half the applesauce. But try that version at your own risk!

rasp bar

Question of the Day:

What are your favorite snacks that don’t have chocolate?

Peanut butter? Pumpkin? Currently, I love Snickerdoodle Dip.

My favorite non-chocolate desserts usually include either coconut butter or a carrot-cake theme. But honestly? Most of my favorite desserts have chocolate! (Ooh, just thought of something: You can add chocolate chips to these bars!)

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Um, YUM!! Oh Katie My Matey you make my DAY with your yummy creations!! I need to get me some berries, and then I am SO trying your version with coconut butter (and chocolate chips too of course! 😉 )

    Fave snack that doesn’t have chocolate HAS to involve nut butter, because I can’t have food that doesn’t involve either of my two favourite things haha! Saying that, I have yet to try your snickerdoodle dip, so things may change… :)

    P.S. You’ve got it right. Two chocolate desserts is twice as good as one!! 😀

  2. Jen says:

    My favorite snacks that don’t involve chocolate usually involve fruit, peanut butter, or something creamy like yogurt. If a snack doesn’t involve chocolate, or one of those things, it’s probably a savory snack!

    And I really like the idea of chocolate chips to this recipe. I love chocolate and raspberries together. Chocolate and cherries is great too!

    1. Agreed! I think chocolate-raspberry is my favorite combination ever. Chocolate-coconut might be a close second… or chocolate mint :).

  3. Tricia says:

    Yum! A non-chocolate dessert would def have to include vanilla or fruit (or both!)

  4. Jenny says:

    I have to agree: two chocolatey desserts are better than one… but this fruity dessert was probably so good that they all conveniently forgot that fact. XD

    Favourite snack that doesn’t involve chocolate? Hmm yeah, nut butters and fruit – as some others have said – are favourites… but I also loved those pumpkin-spiced roasted chickpeas on the blog “Peas & Thank You”! Unexpectedly delicious. 😀 Just as your garbanzo-based blondies were unexpectedly delicious… I think those are another non-chocolatey favourite snack.

  5. Matcha or mocha muffins/pancakes and sweet peanuts. I can’t thing of anything else. Oh no.

    PS: When I’m make your Raspberry Cobbler Bars, I’ll most definitely be adding cocoa powder! 😉 (not that it wouldn’t taste good without it!)

  6. Yummy! When it comes to non-chocolate deserts, I’m a big fan of pie! Pumpkin pie, apple pie and cherry pie are my faves :-)

  7. Sarah says:

    These look great, thanks! I will be trying mine with blueberries!
    It says bake for 35 minutes but at what temperature??

    1. Oops sorry about that! It’s 350F

      1. Sarah says:

        Thank you! :) I so enjoy looking at your food pics and reading the stories behind them!

  8. Lauren W says:

    Mmmm…these are perfect for the summery weather! Next time I have some raspberries and some time to bake, these are definitely going to be made! How do you come up with all of these genius ideas? 😀

    1. Lauren W says:

      Oh and my favorite snacks without chocolate……fruit with nut butter or cereal!

    2. Somebody made a blueberry pie bar on foodgawker… when I saw that, I knew I had to try making cobbler in bar form too!

  9. I RUV COBBLER ! I LOVE BARS!.. put em together and BAM!

    PEANUT BUTTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    enough exclamation points for ya?

    1. Nope, I need a few more ;).

  10. tea-bag says:

    currently i’ve been obsessed w/ protein smoothies mixed w/ greek yogurt, vanilla extract, & cinnamon. it’s like a snickerdoodle smoothie in a bowl! so good!

  11. Leslie says:

    In the oven now!
    I’ll report back soon ;).

    1. Leslie says:

      They are delicious, Katie, thank you! But why am I surprised? Every recipe of yours that I’ve ever tried has been delicious :).
      I’m going to have another one later, for snack. If I can wait that long ;).

  12. O.C. says:

    Favorite snack without chocolate = dates with coconut or cashew butter! Or anything with coconut really. My nickname in our house is princess coconut :)

  13. Weeeee I love raspberries! Definitely banana bread. Or bananas with almond butttahhh. Scratch that, MAGIC TOAST!

  14. Erika K says:

    Oh I am going to make these for sure! Don’t be mad, but chocolate isn’t my favorite dessert food! I like it, but something like this is much more up my alley.

  15. Vegan Gal says:

    They look so beautiful! Almost other-worldly :). I bet they taste delicious too. I love raspberry anything :).

  16. Aja says:

    My favorite snack without chocolate is some kind of fruit with peanutbutter. Peanutbutter on apples or bananas is delicious.
    I need to make those bars, but I don’t have either flours. And I don’t have a food processor. Every time I go on here I’m reminded why I need one. Guess it’s time to save up. Raspberries have to be my favorite fruit. But I love all fruits.

    1. You can sub white flour, if you have it! :)

      1. Michaela says:

        I just made these bars yesterday and they were delicious of course but I don’t have a food processor either and I just made oat flour in the blender and it worked perfectly! ( and I don’t even have a fancy blender it’s like 10 years old lol) hope this is helpful!

        1. LOL I use my magic bullet to grind oats… that thing is the best $40 I ever spent! (And actually it was less than that, because I had a 20%-off coupon :).)
          I’m so glad you liked the bars!

  17. I love chocolate, peanut butter and banana — so any combo of those flavors is winner for me!

  18. Wow- these look fabulous! My favorite non-chocolate dessert would have to be any banana soft serve… mixed with fruit- especially in the summer. But I do love chocolate!

  19. YUM! These look so good! I bet they would be good with chocolate chips, too…

  20. I just love how you offer sugar/fat alternatives–I’m like you, a little bit of sweetness goes a long way, but when baking for others, well, that’s a different story. 😉
    Thank you!

    1. Thanks. I try to remember not everyone likes as MUCH fat or as LITTLE sugar as I do! 😉

      1. Sarah says:

        Hey I find sugar makes me crash and burn. I have a very sweet tooth but I don’t like using any sugar/maple/agave but I absolutely lurve stevia

  21. Those look great! I’ll bet there’s perfect for crumbling over oatmeal or yogurt.

    I think my favorite non-chocolate snack involves almond butter, though pumpkin and carrot cake-esque are also favorites.

  22. Yum! I love fruity and light summer desserts.
    Thanksfor another amazing recipe, Katie! 😀

  23. This looks so good. I’ve never made a cobbler before but I should.
    A snack without chocolate? Is there such a thing? Maybe pumpkin pie!

    1. Abby says:

      Mmm chocolate chip pumpkin pie!

  24. Mellie says:

    I actually like a lot of desserts without chocolate-fruity, caramel, or white chocolate desserts (to name just a few) are all amazing! I do love chocolate though…these actually might be good with chocolate in them.

  25. VEGirl says:

    my favorite dessert that doesn’t have chooclate??? You have asked a question I cannot answer.

    Well, not really. But I just need a minute to think….. how about ice cream! Ohh wait, my favorite flavors have chocolate in them (hello coffee almond fudge!). and even when I have vanilla I put chocolate chips and nuts wit hit. Although I really love strawberry ice cream, though haven’t had it in years. I should probably change that!

  26. Lisa says:

    ahh i love the way that looks with the red fruit in the middle! delicious looking. i might try these, but take your suggestion with the fat and adding sugar- I do have a sweet tooth! is there a brand of stevia you reccomend for baking? I buy the packets, but I think that would be annoying to rip open a whole bunch of them!

  27. Stefanie says:

    My favorite non-chocolate snack would be plain fruit and nut/seed butters. If I’m in a savory mood, I’ll go the hummus and veggie route.

    These bars look good. I’m not a big fan of super sweet desserts either. They remind me of a summer BBQ for some reason.

  28. The bars look great! I love raspberries…big time! And anything crunchy/granola-ey/cobbler-ish is always wonderful. I have a no bake apple cobbler (vegan and GF) that’s not chocolate that I really love. But it’s not sugar free, at all. Lots of brown sugar and agave but it’s oh-so-good

    And I do love ginger/molasses/oatmealraisin/snickerdoodle cookies…those arent chocolate and they make me happy!

  29. Risa says:

    Hi Katie,
    We just made these bars and wanted to thank you for such a yummy recipe. My 7 year old had two! He’s quite a picky eater, so for him to eat two of something that’s healthy is such a blessing, and means it must be good!
    Thanks Katie!

  30. Serena says:

    Yay for raspberries! I personally adore raspberries and dark chocolate (hint, hint) so I think melting dome dark chocolate and tossing it in there will make these twice as delcious! Also, if I was at that party, I would definitely want more than one chocolate dessert!

    1. Mmm that’s my favorite combination too :).

  31. Ragnhild says:

    This sounds like a really good recipe Katie! I would use oat flour, it adds so much flavor to treats. And i would also add the coconut butter and chocolate as you said! Im waiting for a new jar of CB from iherb at the moment, cant wait to get it! I have been craving sweet potato with it since I saw a photo of it on your blog!!
    I dont think I even like desserts without chocolate. I have never liked sweets- its been dark chocolate all the way since I was born 😛 At least it would have had to have nutbutter or maple sirup in it. I love these flavors too, but without chocolate it wouldnt be complete :(

  32. Yummy looking cobbler you got there :-)
    Currently, I’m on a cereal kick so my favorite snack these days is a small bowl of Puffins (original) with some chocolate almond milk! Lazy, but deliciously satisfying 😉

  33. Elle says:

    This looks so good, Katie! Coconut butter instead of half the applesauce sounds delicious :)

    1. Sarah says:

      I want to try it that way too. What a great substitute for butter or shortening!

  34. Sarah says:

    I love the photos. The raspberry color is just so vibrant. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  35. These look like perfect breakfast or pudding bars and I’d definitely add coconut butter, as that answers the other question – any type of cracker or rice cake with coconut butter and strawberry jam is my current favourite snack… and breakfast! :-)

  36. Emma says:

    Oh wow, these look great! I’m copying down the recipe for next year when school starts. I think these would make a perfect “on the go” breakfast :).

  37. woww this sounds delicious Katie!

    I love lemon flavored stuff. And one of my all time faves is anything with pumpkin in it. :)

  38. kate says:

    ahhhh I love raspberries, I am so excited to start picking them this summer!

  39. Moni'sMeals says:

    What are your favorite snacks that don’t have chocolate?

    ummm trick question?!?!

    I would say peanut butter. but I must have chocolate 99.% of the time. :)

    Looks like a great fruit bar for sure. :)

  40. Michaela says:

    you made my day, too! And not only today 😉 I actually added wrote down some (well, not some, but many!) recipes of yours in my recipe book!
    Love raspberries!! Love cobblers! Love my flour mill 😀

  41. emma says:

    Pink Lady apples. Straight up. I’m obsessed :-)

  42. Ann Claire says:

    Yum! Don’t hate me for saying this, but I actually prefer fruit desserts to chocolate-y desserts during the summer time. Of course fruit and chocolate together is best :)

  43. Albizia says:

    If it’s packed with coconut, I can forget about the chocolate. *goes back to the jar of coconut spread*

  44. Lanae says:

    I don’t eat refined sugar and just found your blog and have your updates on facebook. Love your creations. I just made your chocolate zucchini muffins with agave instead of the raw sugar and they were amazing. Thanks for your creations!

    1. Aw, I’m so glad you found me! :)

  45. These look SO good! I don’t know how you come up with so many amazing recipes on a weekly basis! I think its definitely time for a CCK cookbook!

  46. I love anything with pumpkin in it- it’s definitely my favorite food, especially in a dessert. Preferably with chocolate :)

  47. Hannah says:

    Just wanted to let you know that I made these today and they turned out great! I split the dry mix in half, then added margarine to the one half (for the rest of the family) and applesauce to my half because I am on a diet.

    It was so nice to feel normal for once and eat the same thing (well sort of) as the rest of my family. And I didn’t feel deprived at all. These bars were great!

  48. BroccoliHut says:

    I always love pumpkin-based desserts…although I have a chocolate-pumpkin recipe planned for tomorrow!

  49. Tara says:

    Mmm I love fruit in the middle bars like these. My favorite non-chocolate desserts are anything cinnamon-y and spicy like snickerdoodles and carrot cake. Even when I was in kindergarten I loved the stuff. My mom always made it for me, adding extra chunky carrots because I was not afraid of veggies in my dessert!

  50. Laura says:

    I love how you come up with the coolest recipes! I have been using spelt flour and really like it. It is SO cheap in the bulk bins. I am a HUGE cobbler fan, so I will have to try this!

  51. Rachel says:

    Wait. There are desserts without chocolate? :) I’d have to say frozen mango chunks or homemade granola are my favorite sweet snacky things. Fruit pies are my favorite non-chocolate desserts to MAKE, though.

  52. I love rice cakes with PB and cinnamon!

  53. Lot-O-Choc says:

    Oooh these look tasty, raspberries are so in season at the moment over here, but we dont have cobbler! :( Never heard of itbefore I went to America! May have to a whip up a batch of favourite snack without chocolate? Gotta be fruit!

  54. Wow those look so good!
    My favorite snacks that don’t involve chocolate almost always either involve peanut butter or lemon. I love both way too much.

  55. I made very similar bars with strawberries and coconut. So good!

  56. Katy sparrow says:

    hey katie! Great recipe!! thankyou! made this tonight but used sour cherries as the fruit cuz my parents pick them each summer and cram the freezer full of them! anyhow, it is so good, great! consistency! I did your coconut butter subsitution for half the applesauce and I didnt add any brown sugar but did put in a sprinking of stevia and my dad thought it was sweet enough too, not just me (always good to have a 2nd opinion!). I sprinkled some grape nuts on the top layer and i served it w/ sweetened sour cream on top too which was delish. thanks again! i always tell them where my recipes are comin from and my parents think that CCK is totally rad just by what theyve tasted!

    1. I’m so glad you made it, Katy! LOL I warned you about that not-sweet version ;).
      And now I’m craving some sour cherries… I don’t think I’ve ever had one, and I’m intrigued!

  57. Julie says:

    I’m so trying this with blueberries this weekend.
    And I have to say thank you for the gluten-free, baked-good recipes. I recently had to adjust to this new way of eating and baking can be really difficult!

    1. Oh you are so welcome!
      And good luck with your new baking challenges… I felt so overwhelmed when I first had to change my style of cooking (i.e. when I became a vegan and couldn’t bake with eggs or dairy anymore) but it eventually turned out to be a good thing in that it widened my culinary horizons and exposed me to foods I’d never heard of before! Hopefully the same will happen to you in your new gf adventures :).

  58. Kaycee says:

    Just made these, and they are freakin delish! I halved the recipe and made two mini custard cobblers, cooking them at the same time because they’re really thick, and i just ate a tiny slice and it’s SO GOOD :) my belly is happy right now!

    1. Kaycee says:

      oh yeah and i made these with strawberries instead of raspberries :)

      1. I am so so so excited you made them!!! Strawberries sound delicious… I might need to make some with strawberries now too!

  59. Jessica says:

    I made these with frozen blackberries since I didn’t have raspberries, and it was so tasty! great recipe!

    1. I’m so excited you made them… and that they turned out well! :)

      1. Jessica says:

        I used a bigger pan so I added another cup of blackberries, it made them super thick and filling! They didn’t last too long through….=]

        1. Extra filling sounds like it could never be a bad thing! 😉

  60. Ruby says:

    Yum! I’m going to go and make these with chia seeds :)

  61. vicki says:

    Do you make your oat flower w/a certain kind of oat or do you use rolled oats?

    1. You can do either. I’ve done it both ways. (If I’m making my own, I make sure to pulverize it for a looooong time so it’s finely-ground as opposed to having big pieces of oat… unless, as in my flourless chocolate-chip cookie recipe, I actually WANT big pieces of oat.)

  62. Crystal says:

    I had some plums that were about to go bad so I made these today! I used about half the brown sugar and they came out soooooo good!! I REALLY think the fruit paired with the cinnamon is plenty sweet for me! Soooo, next time I am going to make these without any added sugar! YUMMM! Thanks for the great recipe!

  63. tamsin says:

    hello, just found your blog – where has it been, i love the recipes on it! just wondering if you know the nutritional info for these bars? thanks x

  64. I think I shall be making apple pie cobbler bars today. :-)

  65. strawberry says:

    I mite sound like a dunce here but.. (wince) what is the T of maple syrup? Sorry I’ve only woken up and I’m new to the website.. but so far it’s brilliant!!!

  66. Melissa says:

    Hey! These look great. Do you think this would work with an apple filling? Like using diced apples instead of the frozen berries? Also, what size pan did you use? Thanks!

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      You may want to check out this link of Katie’s for some further insights:

  67. Sarah Burstein says:

    Can I make this with all purpose flour? Looks great!

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:


  68. Corinne says:

    Dear Katie,

    I made your blueberry muffin recipe and it was a big hit with me and my family! I was wondering if you could help me out with the Raspberry Cobbler Bars recipe. I’m looking for the nutritional info, particularly how much fibre. If you have time (yeah right, who does lol) and if you know, could you please let me know or direct me to the nutritional info? Thank you so much, Corinne

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      Katie posts nutrition facts for all her recipes as of 2012. Sadly it looks like this is an older recipe. But all future recipes, she says, will have nutrition facts and WW points.

  69. Leah says:

    I had an overabundance of strawberries, so used those instead. Delicious with the coconut oil! I should have decreased sugar in the dough – I agree that it would be fine just barely sweetened.

  70. Leah says:

    I had an overabundance of strawberries, so used those instead. Delicious with the coconut oil! I should have decreased sugar in the dough – I agree that it would be fine just barely sweetened.