Streusel Strawberry Bars 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on December 15, 2013 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 20 mins Bake Time: 50 mins Cool Time: 2 hrs Total Time: 20 mins Servings: 48 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 ½ cup butter, softened 2 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 4 cup all-purpose flour 1 ½ cup pecans, coarsely chopped 2 10 ounce jar (2 cups) strawberry preserves or seedless red raspberry preserves 1 recipe Powdered Sugar Icing (see recipe below) or sifted powdered sugar Powdered Sugar Icing 1 cup sifted powdered sugar 1 tablespoon milk ¼ teaspoon vanilla Milk Directions 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. 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. 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. Powdered Sugar Icing 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. To Tote: Cover and transport in baking pan. (Or cut into bars and place in a single layer in a shallow container.) Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 189 Calories 9g Fat 27g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 48 Calories 189 % Daily Value * Total Fat 9g 12% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Cholesterol 23mg 8% Sodium 58mg 3% Total Carbohydrate 27g 10% Total Sugars 16g Protein 2g Vitamin C 1.2mg 6% Calcium 10.1mg 1% Iron 0.7mg 4% Potassium 40mg 1% Folate, total 24.2mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.