Strawberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars are sweet crumbly dessert bars with an oatmeal cookie crust, and a streusel topping that’s filled with oats and brown sugar! Your whole family will love them!
These Strawberry Creme Oatmeal Bars are a sweet bar dessert treat that you’ll want in your recipe box along with my recipes for Lemon Bars and No Bake Peanut Butter Bars.
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These Strawberry Crème Crumble Bars are part of a recipe challenge that I’m involved in with some blogger friends of mine. Be sure to scroll down to see all the yummy recipes!
As I sit here writing up the recipe for these Strawberry Crème Crumble Bars I’m nibbling on the last bar. I’m savoring it. Oh man, are these good!
A nice oatmeal cookie with a light strawberries and cream filling, all crowned with an oatmeal streusel topping.
And there are little bits of fresh strawberry in the crème filling that you come across as you nibble! So good I tell you!
These bars didn’t last long around here, and I admit that I didn’t share many of them.
This month’s challenge was to come up with a recipe using fresh strawberries. Can you tell that I’m really happy with the outcome of my recipe!
I tell you, this recipe’s a keeper! And, I’d be willing to bet that all the other recipes involved with the challenge are awesome!
Take a look below for all the recipes. I promise, you’ll be glad you did!
Take a look at my Pinterest board dedicated to strawberries and other fruits, Strawberries + Fruit + Berries.
30 Day Strawberry Recipe Challenge
Check out all the other lovely strawberry recipes below from bloggers who took part in our challenge.
- Strawberry Pound Cake by Lovefoodies
- Strawberry Crisp by Num’s the Word
- Strawberry popsicles (ice lollies) by Culinary Ginger
- Strawberry Cheesecake Stuffed Angle Food Cake by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
- Fresh Strawberry and Peach Salsa by Hot Eats and Cool Reads
- Glazed Strawberry Lemon Yogurt Loaf by Who Needs A Cape?
- Strawberry BBQ Chicken by Savory Experiments
- Strawberry Zabaione by Blessed Beyond Crazy
- Frozen Strawberry Easy Dessert by Noshing With The Nolands
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Strawberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars Recipe
Strawberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars
- ¾ cup sliced strawberries
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- ½ cup butter softened
- 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1 & 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 large strawberries sliced
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease a square 8×8 baking pan, and set aside.
- Place the ¾ cup sliced strawberries in a small glass dish and sprinkle with the granulated sugar, and stir together. Set aside to macerate while you work on the rest of the bars.
- In a large mixing bowl or using a stand mixer, cream together the butter and brown sugar on medium speed until crumbly.
- In a separate smaller mixing bowl whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder. Add oats to the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix well. Press about ¾ of the oat mixture into the prepared pan.
- Using a blender, blend the macerated strawberries until no chunks remain. Measure ¼ cup of the blended strawberries (you may eat any remaining strawberry puree with a spoon) and add that to a small bowl. Mix in the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract. Spread milk mixture evenly on top of the oat mixture in the pan. Place the sliced strawberries on top of the milk mixture, and top with the remaining oat mixture.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Let cool and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set. Cut into bars and store in the refrigerator.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
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What an utterly divine recipe! Perfect for spring 🙂
Khadija, No the top is nice and crumbly, not dry. The filling definitely adds moisture. Thanks for the comment. I love oat bars like these! You will too!
My family would go nuts over these crumble bars!
These bars look scrumptious Debi, love that creme center!
These sound so heavenly! What a great spring or summer dessert or breakfast!
What a creamy and fresh tasting treat! I can’t wait to make this! Sounds like my kind of dessert!
These look AMAZING! Love the flavors!
I don’t think I would have shared many of these yummy bars, either! They look amazing, and such a great way to enjoy those fresh spring and summer berries.
This recipe looks fantastic! I particularly like the oatmeal crust. You don’t see that every day. Would this taste good with whipped cream?
Mica, it wouldn’t need whipped cream at all since it has lots of creaminess already inside. You’ll love this!
Oh my, these dessert bars are soooo lish! Pinned, and made these as a “welcome home” treat for a strawberry-loving special someone. Thanks!
I’m looking for a recipe to use up whole frozen strawberries. Will they work in these creme’ bars?
Julaine, yes, frozen strawberries will work in these bars. Defrost them first, then slice them into smaller pieces. I do find that frozen strawberries aren’t as flavorful as fresh ones, so just a bit of a head’s up on that.