A buttery crumb topping goes on the bottom and the top of these easy Strawberry Crumb Bars. Use fresh strawberries for an easy summer dessert that is ready in under 1 hour. It's like strawberry shortcake in a bar!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a 8x8 baking dish by lining it with foil or parchment paper allowing the edges to overhang the pan for easy removal. Then, spray the lining with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, add the ½ cup sugar, flour, baking powder and salt and mix until combined. Then, add the egg and vanilla. Mix well.
Cut the cold butter into the flour mixture until it is crumbly.
Take half of the flour mixture and pack it down in the bottom of your pan. Reserve the remaining crumbs for the topping.
In a small bowl, combine your diced strawberries, 1/3 cup sugar and cornstarch. Mix until the strawberries are coated well. Spread the strawberry mix top over the bottom layer in the pan and spread out evenly.
Sprinkle the rest of your flour mixture evenly over the top of your strawberries.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the top is golden brown. Allow to cool completely before cutting.
The calories shown are based on the bars being cut into 12 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 strawberry bar. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.