This fruit-filled bar recipe is similar in taste to butter cookies with strawberry filling. For options, substitute raspberry or other jams for the filling, and sift powdered sugar rather than drizzle icing.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Streusel Strawberry Bars

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, allowing foil to extend over ends of pan; set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat butter and granulated sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour and the pecans (mixture will be crumbly). Set aside 2 cups of the pecan mixture.

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  • Press the remaining pecan mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Bake crust for 15 minutes. Remove from oven. Carefully spread preserves to within 1/2 inch of the edges. Sprinkle reserved pecan mixture on top of preserves.

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  • Bake for 35 minutes more or until top is golden brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Drizzle with Powdered Sugar Icing. Use foil to lift uncut bars from pan; gently pull foil away from sides of uncut bars. Cut into bars.

To Tote:

Cover and transport in baking pan. (Or cut into bars and place in a single layer in a shallow container.)

Nutrition Facts (Streusel Strawberry Bars)

189 calories; 9 g total fat; 4 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat; 23 mg cholesterol; 58 mg sodium. 40 mg potassium; 27 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 16 g sugar; 2 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 194 IU vitamin a; 1 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 24 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 10 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Powdered Sugar Icing

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  • In a small bowl combine powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until icing is of drizzling consistency.

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Reviews (2)

18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2017
I have made this recipe for years. But I reduce the baking time to 10 minutes and 30 minutes. When I bake for the full time, it¿s like concrete to cut into bars. I make this recipe for family and friends and everyone asks for seconds. I have to tell them ¿next Christmas¿. Everyone loves it.
Rating: Unrated
11/29/2016
This is one of my family's favorite holiday cookie bars.  Perfect blend of shortbread, fruit and streusel.