Berry Crumble Bars


Easy, buttery, and full of berry goodness! These berry bars are delicious! I typically make them with just blueberries, since those are my favorite type of berry, but you can use whichever you’d like or try a mix of them!

When baked, the berries create a jam-like layer in between a crumble and buttery shortbread. Eat them when they have cooled, but trust me, they won’t last long!

Berry Crumble Bars

A delicious berry bar with a shortbread crust and crumble on top!
Servings 12 bars
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter cut into small cubes
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 1/2 cups frozen or fresh berries blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, or cut up strawberries


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together sugar, baking powder, flour, salt and lemon zest. Add in the butter, beaten egg, and vanilla extract. Combine with hands until it resembles crumbles.
  • Separate the crumbled in half into another bowl. In one of the bowls, add in the cinnamon and oats. Combine with your hands.
  • Take the bowl of crumbles without oats and place them in the bottom of a 9”x13” pan. Press them down to make the crust.
  • In the empty bowl, combine the berries, lemon juice, sugar, and cornstarch. Once mixed, spread them on top of the crust.
  • Take the remaining crumble with oats and place them on top of the berry mixture.
  • Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown on top and bubbly. Cool completely before cutting into bars.


Adapted from Smitten Kitchen recipe
Author: Andrew Tolentino
Calories: 385kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bakery, Bars, Berries


Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 508IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg

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