Easy Strawberry Crumble Bars

These simple Strawberry Crumble Bars are deliciously summery with sweet fresh strawberries and an irresistible crumble topping. Perfect for backyard summer BBQ, picnics, or when you’re craving a sweet treat.

Easy Strawberry Crumble Bars with a bowl of fresh strawberries

What to Love About Strawberry Crumble Bars

There are so many things to love about strawberries and strawberry desserts. Here are a few more…

  • Easy strawberry desserts are especially perfect in the summer
  • Simple to make and easy to bring to picnics and bbq’s
  • They’re irresistibly delicious
  • Freezer friendly

Stacked Easy Strawberry Crumble Bars on a wooden board

Tips for Making Strawberry Crumble Bars

This recipe is incredibly simple to make and incredibly delicious due, mostly, to the sweet flavor of fresh strawberries. 

  • Use Fresh Strawberries. There’s nothing like picking your own strawberries fresh from the field. But if you’re purchasing from the market, look for fresh, ripe strawberries.
  • Making the dough. The buttery crumble crust and topping give structure to the bars. Be careful not to overwork the dough and keep the butter as cold as possible. 
  • Let cool completely. Although it’s tempting to sample before the bars cool, it’s best to wait before cutting into squares. I like to refrigerate the bars to speed up the process.

I adapted this recipe for Strawberry Crumble Bars from my Blackberry Crumble Jam Bars with Oat Streusel. 

Ingredients for Easy Strawberry Crumble Bars

Ingredients for Strawberry Bars

Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the complete recipe, ingredient measurements, and instructions. 

  • All-purpose flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Baking powder + salt + cinnamon
  • Cold unsalted butter
  • Egg
  • Vanilla
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Lemon juice
  • Cornstarch

Soft butter crust and fresh strawberries for Easy Strawberry Crumble Bars

How to Make Strawberry Crumble Bars

Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with parchment. This helps easily lift the bars from the baking pan when you’re ready to cut into squares.

Making the Crumble: 

  • Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Using a pastry blender, a fork, or two knives, cut cold butter into flour mixture until it forms fine, sandy crumbs. Add the beaten egg and vanilla. Press two-thirds of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking pan.

Making the Filling: 

  • Toss the chopped strawberries in lemon juice. Then, stir together the sugar and cornstarch; fold into the strawberries. Spoon the strawberry mixture evenly over the crust layer in the pan. Then scatter the remaining crumble over the strawberries.

Baking the Bars: 

  • Bake the bars for 40 to 50 minutes, or until the top of the bars is slightly golden and the strawberries have begun to bubble.

Cooling the Strawberry Crumble Bars:

  • Let the bars cool completely before cutting into squares. Refrigerating the bars speeds up the process.

Top view of Easy Strawberry Crumble squares.

Strawberry Desserts You May Like

If you love strawberries as much as I do, you might want to also check out these strawberry desserts below. 

Stacked Strawberry Crumble squares stacked with fresh strawberries

More Bar Cookie Dessert Recipes to Try

If you love to make bar cookies, you might also like these:

Stacked Strawberry Crumble Squares with a white background.

Stacked Easy Strawberry Crumble Bars on a wooden board

Strawberry Crumble Bars

Yield: 16 bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

These simple Strawberry Crumble Bars are deliciously summery with sweet fresh strawberries and an irresistible crumble topping. Perfect for backyard summer BBQ, picnics, or when you're craving a sweet treat.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Strawberry Filling

  • 4 cups chopped strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a 9×13 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Making the Crumble: Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Using a pastry blender, a fork, or two knives, cut cold butter into flour mixture until it forms fine, sandy crumbs. Add the beaten egg and vanilla. Press two-thirds of the crumble into the bottom of the prepared baking pan. (A food processor makes this job super quick).
  3. Making the Filling: Stir together the sugar and cornstarch. Fold in the chopped strawberries. Spoon the strawberry mixture evenly over the crust layer in the pan. Then scatter the remaining crumble over the strawberries.
  4. Baking the Bars: Bake the bars for 40 to 50 minutes, or until the top of the bars is slightly golden and the filling is beginning to bubble.
  5. Cooling: Remove the bars from the oven and cool completely before cutting into squares. I like to refrigerate the bars until they become solid enough to cut.

Notes

Food Processor:

A food processor makes it easy to cut the butter into the flour mixture. For a more tender crust, use short pulses being careful not to overprocess.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 255Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 171mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 2gSugar: 21gProtein: 3g

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