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Fresh Strawberry Bars

A delicious, sweet dessert bar packed with strawberries, that everyone is sure to love!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 18

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cups butter, melted

For the Strawberry Layer:

  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, chopped
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp. milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375ยบ, and line a 13x9 pan with parchment paper so that it hangs over two edges.

  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, brown sugar, and salt.  Stir in melted butter until well combined.  Set aside 1 cup of this mixture. Press remaining mixture into the bottom of the pan.

  3. In a small bowl, combine ingredients for the strawberry layer.  Spread over the oat mixture in the pan.


  4. Sprinkle the reserved oat mixture over the top.  Bake for 35-40 minutes.

  5. After baking, cool the pan of fresh strawberry bars for 5 minutes.  Then carefully remove from pan by grabbing the edges of the parchment paper and lifting the whole thing out.

  6. Allow to cool completely.

  7. In a small bowl, combine ingredients for the glaze, and drizzle glaze over the bars, then cut and serve.