strawberry bars with crumb topping
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5 from 3 votes

Strawberry Crumb Bars

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! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: berries, brunch, picnic, shower, strawberry, summer
Servings: 12
Calories: 198kcal
Author: Julie Clark

Ingredients

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter (cold)
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries diced up
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

Instructions

  • 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.

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Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 22.2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg