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Red White and Blue Berry Crumb Bars

Loaded with a double-delight of juicy berries and topped with lots of buttery oat streusel, these patriotic crumb bars make a super-easy, yet very impressive 4th of July dessert!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 1 dozen bars

Ingredients

  • CRUST AND TOPPING:
  • 1-1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup cold butter cubed
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • FILLING:
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/3 cup strawberry or blueberry jam

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375F. Line an 8-in square baking pan with foil and lightly grease. Set aside.
  • Make the crust: In a large bowl, combine all crust/topping ingredients and toss with a fork until crumbly. Press 2/3 of mixture evenly into the bottom of prepared baking pan. Set aside remaining crumb mixture.
  • Bake crust in preheated oven 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove from oven and set aside
  • Make the filling: In a medium bowl, combine all filling ingredients, then evenly spread over pre-baked crust. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture evenly over fruit filling.
  • Bake bars at 375F 20-25 minutes or until filling is bubbly and topping is golden-brown. Cool bars completely on a wire cooling rack before cutting into squares.

Notes

Store bars in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.