Strawberry Crumb Bars #FillTheCookieJar

Strawberry Crumb Bars Plated
Strawberry Crumb Bars made with homemade strawberry jam and oatmeal. These bars turned out to be my new “not chocolate” favorites. That says a lot.
So for this month’s Fill the Cookie Jar, “Mother’s Favorites” it had to be these crumb bars.

Every month our cookie loving group meets to share our best cookies and bars to fit the theme.

Thank you Cynthia Landrie from  Feeding Big at http://FeedingBig.com for hosting this fun event!

I made the strawberry filling for these crumb bars with frozen strawberries. I used berries that I froze, but you can use purchased ones. Frozen berries work cleaner for chopping and mincing. I can cut frozen berries without losing all that delicious juice.

Bring the strawberries, sugar, water, lemon and cornstarch to a boil. Simmer until berries are soft and sauce thickens. Set aside to cool.
strawberry crumb bars jam
Mix together crumb ingredients. Divide into 2 parts. Press one part into a 8×8-inch greased and floured pan.
strawberry crumb bars crust
Add jam layer and top with remaining crumb mixture. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes until crumbs are bowned and crust sets. Cool in pan for a few minutes on a wire rack. Cut while warm and place pieces on rack to finish cooling.
Strawberry Crumb Bar
Strawberry Crumb Bars plate
strawberry crumb bars

 

Strawberry Crumb Bars #FillTheCookieJar

Ingredients

    Crumbs
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon shortening
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • jam
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries, chopper
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch

Instructions

  • Mix together crumb ingredients Divide into 2 parts. Press one part into greased and floured 8x8-inch pan.
  • Mix together jam ingredients in a 2-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, whisking constantly until thick.
  • Spread jam over crumb crust. Sprinkle remaining crumbs over jam layer.
  • Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes until crumbs are bowned and crust sets. Cool in pan for a few minutes on a wire rack. Cut while warm and place pieces on rack to finish cooling.
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15 Responses to Strawberry Crumb Bars #FillTheCookieJar

  1. Gaila says:

    Hey Cindy! I am not a dessert gal, but these bars look great!
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  2. Cynthia L says:

    These bars look delicious! I love gooey, sticky bars like this and strawberries are my favorite fruit. I love your tip about using frozen strawberries! I would have never thought about that! Thanks of being a part of the Fill The Cookie Jar group!
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  3. Audrey says:

    These sound great and fresh strawberries are in season right now.
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  4. I love your recipe Cindy. It sounds so easy to make also, I’m definitely going to try it, and I know we will enjoy it, strawberries are a family favorite.
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  5. Totally made from scratch heavenly goodness-yum! Thanks for sharing. :)
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  6. Sandra Garth says:

    Well, well, well, I have some strawberries in the freezer already sliced! Thanks for the inspiration and your pictures are amazing!

  7. I have some berries sitting in the freezer that I really need to use. Perfect recipe! I am really looking forward to trying this!
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