Crumb Bars hold a special place in my heart, and this Strawberry Crumb Bars recipe is a true delight. Whether you’re an avid baker or a novice, these bars are a must-experience. Brace yourself for an explosion of sweet and tangy bliss in each delectable bite. Elevate your baking adventure with this irresistible Strawberry Crumb Bars creation!
Why You’ll Love Strawberry Crumb Bars
- Easy to Make: This recipe is a breeze to whip up. With simple instructions and readily available ingredients, even beginners can master the art of creating these delectable bars.
- Deliciously Sweet: The combination of a buttery crumb base, luscious strawberry filling, and more crumbly goodness on top creates a symphony of sweetness that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
- Perfect for Any Occasion: Whether it’s a casual family gathering or a special celebration, these Strawberry Crumb Bars are versatile and fitting for any occasion. Share them with friends or savor them as a delightful solo treat.
- Customizable: While this recipe highlights the goodness of strawberries, feel free to experiment with other berries like blueberries or raspberries for a delightful twist. You can also add chopped nuts or oats to the crumb mixture to enhance texture and flavor.
- Irresistibly Addictive: Once you try these bars, you’ll find it hard to resist their charm. The perfect balance of textures and flavors makes them a go-to dessert that you’ll want to make again and again.
What You Need To Make Strawberry Crumb Bars
- Measuring cups/spoons
- 8×8 baking dish
- Mixing bowls
Ingredients You Need To Make Strawberry Crumb Bars
- Granulated sugar
- Baking powder
- Kosher salt
- Butter (room temperature)
- Vanilla extract
- Orange zest
How To Make Strawberry Crumb Bars
Spray an 8×8 baking dish with nonstick baking spray.
Mix all crumb ingredients together, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hr.
In a bowl, mix water and cornstarch together.
Combine all filling ingredients in a pot (including the cornstarch and water mixture), cook over medium/low heat for 20 minutes until jam consistency.
Set aside to cool completely.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Press 3/4 of the crumb mixture into the base of the baking dish.
Add the strawberry jam filling.
Sprinkle the remaining crumb topping.
Bake for 40-45 minutes.
Remove from the oven, allow to cool, and enjoy!
Commonly Asked Questions
Can I use frozen strawberries for the filling?
Yes, ensure they are thawed and chopped before using.
How should I store the crumb bars?
Store the bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week to maintain their freshness. For longer storage, consider freezing them, individually wrapped, for up to three months.
Can I experiment with different berries or fillings in the recipe?
Absolutely! Feel free to explore various berry options such as blueberries or raspberries for a unique twist on the classic strawberry crumb bars. Adding chopped nuts or oats would also be delish!
What do I do if the filling is too runny or the bars are too dry?
If the filling is too runny, consider increasing the cornstarch slightly in the filling next time. Conversely, if the bars turn out too dry, reduce the baking time slightly or add a touch more butter to the crumb mixture.
- Crumb Ingredients
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 8 tbsp butter, room temp
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Strawberry Filling
- 2 1/2 cups strawberries, chopped
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1/8 tsp water
- Crumb Mixture: Spray an 8x8 baking dish with nonstick baking spray. Mix all crumb ingredients together, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hr.
- Strawberry Filling: In a bowl, mix water and cornstarch together. Combine all filling ingredients in a pot (including the cornstarch/water mixture), cook over medium/low heat for 20 minutes until jam consistency.
- Set aside to cool completely.
- Assembly: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Press 3/4 of the crumb mixture into the base of the baking dish. Add the strawberry jam filling. Sprinkle the remaining crumb topping. Bake for 40-45 minutes.
- Cooling: Remove from the oven, allow to cool, and enjoy!
Nutrition InformationYield 9 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 316Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 48mgSodium 187mgCarbohydrates 51gFiber 2gSugar 30gProtein 4g
These bars bring together the sweetness of strawberries, the buttery goodness of the crumbly crust, and the joy of creating something delicious. Whether you’re a baking enthusiast or just starting out, these bars are a perfect way to share a tasty treat with friends and family.