Ummm how many times accept I said I accept a novel favorite dessert this summer? Too many to count. Let me innovate y'all to the newest inward a never-ending employment of favorites: Strawberry Caramel Crumble Bars! Classic crumble dessert bars amongst a layer of fresh, summertime strawberries in addition to a hefty drizzle of the quickest homemade caramel – SO good.
This recipe was the consequence of 3 things: Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 real bored girl, a dessert craving, in addition to a refrigerator amongst roughly random ingredients that needed to acquire used up!
This Beautiful Caramel Situation
This caramel province of affairs was born out of the random refrigerator ingredients. AKA – I opened a tin of sweetened condensed milk thinking “Oh yea, I’m going to sip java inward the mornings this week, in addition to I’ll seat roughly of this inward it, in addition to it’s gonna live great!” Guess how many times I did that. Once. HA! But it all worked out because I learned y'all tin brand a super slow stovetop caramel sauce amongst CONDENSED MILK, butter, in addition to brownish sugar.
Is that non the most scrumptious affair you’ve seen all day? This recipe makes plenty caramel for 2 batches of these bars SO y'all accept a few options here:
- Halve the caramel recipe, in addition to usage the remaining one-half of your tin of sweetened condensed milk every bit java creamer (so good!)
- Double the bar recipe using a 9×13 pan in addition to usage the total amount of caramel
- Make the total caramel recipe, in addition to usage the remaining one-half for full general eating, merriment, in addition to dipping of fruit!
- Make the total caramel recipe, the regular amount of these bars AND relieve the balance of the caramel inward your refrigerator until Friday, when I’m sharing a super exceptional caramel-filled cookie recipe that uses the SAME caramel
Make certain to shop whatever leftover caramel tightly covered, inward the fridge! It lasts for virtually a week.
This Crumble Crust Situation
Crumble bars are roughly of my VERY favorite desserts to make, for i master copy argue – the crust in addition to the topping are made inward the SAME BOWL. Like, what?! Whoever invented this concept deserves an award. We’ve got the park suspects hither – flour, baking powder, oats, in addition to butter. We’ve also got i exceptional element hither – kokosnoot sugar! It’s similar the tastier cousin of brownish sugar. If you’ve never tried kokosnoot sugar, now’s the time! Even if y'all don’t similar coconut, I’m confident that you’ll similar this. It has a delicious, rich season without beingness overly sweet.
So, whisk upward those dry out ingredients, melt your butter, in addition to plow over it all a adept mix. Boom – crust in addition to caramel are done! All that’s left is to chop roughly strawberries, in addition to get together your bars! We’re going to bake 2/3 of the crust mixture inward a pan start to acquire that overnice base of operations layer, thus we’ll add together our strawberries, caramel, in addition to the remaining crumble for the topping. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 piddling to a greater extent than bake time, in addition to you’ve got yourself roughly addictingly-delicious bars.
How addicting? Enough thus that I made these bars THREE times inward less than 2 weeks. They were loved, in addition to gobbled up, yesteryear Grant, myself, my household unit of measurement on the fourth of July, in addition to our bible study! Even Grant – who hates strawberries – was going dorsum for seconds in addition to thirds of these bars.
If that’s non a will to how adept these are, thus I can’t fifty-fifty assist ya 😉. Make these for all your summertime snacking/craving/potluck/backyard grill-out needs! Make them for your neighbors, too. They’ll honey y'all forever.
Happy Baking, friends! Thanks for beingness business office of this yummy nutrient community 💜😊
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Strawberry Caramel Crumble Bars
These classic dessert bars are made amongst a layer of fresh, summertime strawberries in addition to a hefty drizzle of the quickest homemade caramel - SO good!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 16 bars
Calories 296 kcal
FOR THE CARAMEL
(14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
FOR THE CRUMBLE MIXTURE
SO adept simply y'all tin sub brownish sugar, too
strawberries, cutting into chunks
About 12 medium strawberries
Prep: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8x8 pan (or a 9x13 if doubling the recipe) amongst parchment newspaper in addition to laid aside.
Make the caramel: Add the butter in addition to brownish carbohydrate to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir, until the butter is melted in addition to mixture is puffy in addition to bubbling (3-5 minutes). Whisk inward the condensed milk in addition to plow the estrus to low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the caramel is thick in addition to coats the dorsum of your stirring spoon (5 to a greater extent than min). Turn off estrus in addition to laid aside.
Make the crumble mixture: In a medium/large mixing bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, kokosnoot sugar, baking powder, in addition to salt. Add the melted butter in addition to stir until everything is well-combined. (See photos). There volition live crumbs in addition to lumps of unlike sizes - that's what nosotros want!
Bake: Add 2 thirds of the crumble mixture to the prepared pan, pressing into an fifty-fifty layer. Bake for 10 minutes. (This is a adept fourth dimension to cutting your strawberries!)
Next, evenly lay the chopped strawberries over the transcend of the crust, in addition to pour virtually HALF (3/4 to 1 cup) of the caramel mixture over the transcend (see banker's complaint below). Sprinkle amongst the remaining crumble mixture (if it seems actually dry, add together 1 extra tbsp of melted butter, in addition to stir to moisten things upward earlier sprinkling over bars).
Bake this for 20-25 to a greater extent than minutes. The strawberries should live tender when pierced amongst a fork in addition to the crumb topping volition live browned.
Serve in addition to Store: Let cool completely earlier slicing into bars. If y'all desire to relish immediately, it won't concur its shape every bit bars, simply y'all tin scoop it into bowls in addition to relish every bit a fruit crisp. Throw roughly H2O ice cream on top, piece you're at it!
Cover leftovers in addition to shop inward the refrigerator for upward to 3 days.
NOTE: This recipe makes twice the amount of caramel that y'all necessitate for the bars - hither are your options:
- Make one-half of the caramel recipe, in addition to usage the remaining one-half a tin of condensed milk every bit java creamer (yummy!)
- I DON'T recommend using the total amount of caramel inward a double batch of this recipe - it volition live every bit good much in addition to your bars tin acquire soggy. Instead, double the recipe in addition to dissever it betwixt 2 pans to usage upward the total amount of caramel inward that manner.
- Make the total amount of caramel in addition to usage the remaining one-half for full general eating in addition to dipping fruit into. This also makes a yummy java creamer!
- Make the total amount of caramel in addition to relieve the other one-half for this caramel cookie recipe!
- Store extra caramel covered, in addition to inward the refrigerator for upward to a week.
NOTE: Nutrition information is for the bars, amongst one-half the amount of caramel used.