Sweet Strawberry Streusel Bars for Your Morning Coffee or Afternoon Cuppa

Satisfy your sweet tooth and celebrate strawberry season with this easy bar recipe to enjoy with your morning coffee or afternoon cuppa!

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Happy Monday!

Strawberry Streusel Bars are a delicious way to celebrate strawberry season!

Fresh strawberries are layered between a buttery brown sugar and oat crust

and a crumbly sweet streusel and almond topping, in this easy bar recipe!

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I adapted a recipe for these bars from Taste of the South Magazine.

These bars are not overly sweet, which suited us,

with the strawberries baking into a sweet jam-like texture,

then topped with crumbly almond streusel.

For added sweetness, drizzle these bars with a confectioners’ sugar glaze.

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Non-organic fresh produce sold in the U.S. has residues of potentially harmful pesticides

and strawberries always top the list of the ‘dirty dozen’.

Here’s an easy way to remove chemical residue and dirt from strawberries:

Add 1 teaspoon baking soda to 2 cups cold water to a bowl, increasing

 your ratio as needed so berries are submerged. Soak for 12 to 15 minutes.

gently swishing berries around in the water to ensure all sides get clean.

Remove berries from the water and lightly pat dry.

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The crust and streusel topping come together quickly using a food processor, to incorporate the cold butter

into the flour and oat mixture. Pulse dry ingredients together with cold butter

until pea-size pieces form and your mixture is crumbly.

If you don’t have a food processor, not to worry, you can use a pastry blender.

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  The crust is mixture of butter, brown sugar, oats, flour, cinnamon and salt.

Reserve 1 cup of mixture for your topping and place in the freezer until you’re ready to bake bars.

The crust bakes in 10 – 12 minutes. Allow it to cool completely before adding the berries and streusel topping.

Optional: Bake the crust in advance to cool overnight for quicker assembly the next day.

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Note: To make this recipe gluten-free use a gluten-free flour like

King Arthur Gluten-Free Measure for Measure Flour,

 to convert your favorite non-yeasted recipes to gluten-free versions

without modifications or special ingredients.

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You’ll need 3 cups of chopped fresh strawberries for these bars and a 9 x 9 pan.

For easy removal of bars, line your pan with parchment paper

so it extends over the edge of the pan.

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After your crust has cooled, mix your chopped berries

with your remaining flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt.

Layer over your crust and you’re ready to add your streusel-almond topping.

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Sprinkle your reserved crumb mixture and sliced almonds

over your berries and you’re ready to bake!

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Bake bars at 350 degrees F for 30 – 35 minutes until edges are bubbly and top is golden.

Allow bars to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack

before lifting paper edges from pan to cut bars.

Tip: For easier cutting, chill bars before cutting into squares.

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Serve the bars at room temperature or chilled.

I like these bars chilled served with

a hot cup of tea for an afternoon pick-me-up!

Grace Teaware Strawberry Field Tea For One With Infuser

I found this cute

Grace Teaware Strawberry Field Tea For One With Infuser

Grace Teaware Strawberry Field Tea For One With Infuser

Allowing you to steep your loose tea in the porcelain pierced infuser.

🍓🍓🍓

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The winners of my For the Love of Tea: Teatime Recipes and Giveaway are

Nancy V

 and Jo!

Thanks to all who entered!

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Strawberry Streusel Bars

Satisfy your sweet tooth and celebrate strawberry season with this easy bar recipe with a streusel almond topping.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
cooling time: 2 hours2 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almonds, bars, dessert, strawberries, streusel topping
Servings: 16 bars

Equipment

  • 9 x 9 pan
  • food processor or pastry blender

Ingredients

  • cups all-purpose flour divided
  • 1 cup oats quick-cooking or old fashioned
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar divided
  • teaspoons kosher salt divided
  • teaspoons ground cinnamon divided
  • ¾ cup cold unsalted butter cubed
  • 3 cups fresh strawberries hulled and chopped (about 2 pints)
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Spray a 9×9-inch pan with nonstick spray and line with parchment paper, letting excess extend over sides.
  • In bowl of food processor fitted with blade, add 1 ½ cups flour, oats, ¾ cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
  • Pulse 4 – 5 times to mix dry ingredients together.
  • Add cubed cold butter to processor; pulse together until pea-size pieces form and mixture is crumbly. (If you do not have a food processor, mix dry ingredients together and use a pastry blender to cut butter into dry ingredients.)
  • Reserve 1 cup crumb mixture and store in freezer until ready to use.
  • Press remaining crumb mixture into bottom of prepared pan.
  • Bake until set, 10 to 12 minutes; let cool completely.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together strawberries, remaining ¼ cup flour, remaining ¼ cup brown sugar, remaining ½ teaspoon cinnamon, and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt.
  • Spread over cooled crust and top with reserved crumb mixture and almonds.
  • Bake until mixture is bubbly around edges, 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into 16 bars.

Notes

  • To make this recipe gluten-free, substitute King Arthur Gluten-Free Measure for Measure Flour for all-purpose flour.
  • For easier cutting, chill bars before cutting into squares.
  • You can make the crust and streusel topping a day in advance.

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  19 comments for “Sweet Strawberry Streusel Bars for Your Morning Coffee or Afternoon Cuppa

  1. May 23, 2022 at 7:12 am

    Good morning, Mary. The strawberry streusel bars look amazing and the perfect accompaniment for morning coffee or afternoon tea. I will have to settle for a wild blueberry muffin this morning. It is raining and I am so thankful, we desperately needed rain. Happy Monday♥️

  2. Lauren S
    May 23, 2022 at 8:15 am

    These bars look really yummy. But I think there”s an oversight in the recipe instructions. Shouldn’t number 3 say 1 1/2 cups flour?

    • May 23, 2022 at 8:31 am

      Yes, thank you Lauren! ♥

  3. Lauren S
    May 23, 2022 at 8:16 am

    There’s not there”s!!!

  4. May 23, 2022 at 9:12 am

    Good morning Mary. The strawberry streusel bars look delicious. They would be perfect with my freshly poured cup of coffee. I even have strawberries. Thanks for sharing another delicious treat. Have a wonderful week ahead.

  5. May 23, 2022 at 10:29 am

    Looks absolutely delicious. Thank you for sharing. Have a great week.

  6. May 23, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    Love the recipe! I can’t wait to try it! I wonder if blueberries or other fruit might work??? I love the fact that it does not have eggs so that I can easily make it for my vegan husband. Thank you! I love your page!

  7. May 23, 2022 at 1:03 pm

    Good Morning Mary…
    These looks scrumptious! Strawberry season is coming to Pennsylvania very soon.
    Happy Monday!

  8. Nancy V.
    May 23, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    I love all of your posts, and today was no exception. But as I neared the end my heart skipped a beat, as I read my name as one of the winners of your generous give-away. Thank you!! I am SO excited!!

    • May 23, 2022 at 2:17 pm

      Hi Nancy, I’ve been trying to reach you! I sent you a couple of emails to get your mailing address. I’m guessing they’re either landing in your spam folder or your hotmail email address is not your current one? If you read this and no longer have access to your email address, you can message me on Facebook.

  9. MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!)
    May 23, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Mary, thanks for another delicious recipe! I’m going to get strawberries tomorrow and make this! It will be so delicious with coffee! Have a great week!

  10. Clara
    May 23, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    Mary, These look delicious! That is the cutest tea for one pot and cup! Congratulations to the winners! Everything looks so cheery in the red and white colors. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Clara❤️

  11. shirley@housepitalitydesigns
    May 24, 2022 at 6:32 am

    The bars look so delicious Mary…I think we need more Teas…back to the days when our moms baked something and called a neighbor and invited them for an afternoon Tea…simpler times…. times when we stopped and smelled the roses..and some delicious baked goods!
    Congrats to the winners!….a great giveaway!

  12. May 24, 2022 at 8:45 am

    Mmmmm….I would eat one for breakfast! I am grateful for the info about the “dirty dozen” and how to properly wash the berries, very scary! I love strawberries, they are good so many ways, and your recipe is a great combo of flavors and textures. I have got to get some of those handy clips, do you leave the clips on your parchment while you bake the dish? Your tea for one set is adorable! Congrats to your lucky winners 🍓
    Jenna

  13. May 24, 2022 at 9:16 am

    Don’t know what I love more, the recipe or your photos! Both are WINNERS!

  14. Ricki Treleaven
    May 24, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. The bars look divine! Strawberry season is my favorite season! Your tea set is so cute. :D

  15. May 24, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    I would love, love, love these strawberry bars, Mary! We could have these with my homemade strawberry ice cream. Your tea for one set is adorable. Thanks for the tip on cleaning strawberries. 🍓❤️🍓❤️

  16. May 27, 2022 at 7:52 am

    These bars look delish and easy! Can’t wait to make! CONGRATULATIONS to the winners!! Have a great weekend Mary!

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