• 18 Ratings

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


Recipe Summary

20 mins
50 mins at 350°
2 hrs

Streusel Strawberry Bars


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

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.



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
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
This is one of my family's favorite holiday cookie bars.  Perfect blend of shortbread, fruit and streusel.