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Raspberry Crumb Bars Simple, but delectable bars with a layer of raspberry jam and a thick crumb topping!

Raspberry Crumb Bars

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Raspberry crumb bars are a simply irresistible bar dessert! I baked up these delectable Raspberry Crumb Bars when my mother-in-law was visiting. She and Bill both raved about these jam filled bars with the generous streusel topping!

A stack of Raspberry Crumb Bars

Raspberry Crumb Bars for Two Sweetie Pies

When I spotted the bar dessert recipe for these gorgeous raspberry bars on Danielle’s blog, the thick layer of crumbs reeled me in. Bill loves raspberries, so there were no worries that he wouldn’t fall for these gems.

And with his mom in town for a couple weeks, I crossed my fingers hoping she’d be a fan, too. My barely 5-foot tall mother-in-law was 88 pounds when she graduated high school, 88 pounds when she graduated nursing school and 88 pounds when she got married. She’s a whopping 90 pounds now—nearly matching her age.

She’s a gem of a lady and regaled us with funny stories from when she and my father-in-law owned a pharmacy in small town Illinois. We sat around the dinner table laughing and catching up. And my goal was to put at least a few ounces on her petite frame while she was visiting. And, yes, she loved these raspberry crumb bars.

Raspberry Crumb Bars

Two Sweetie Pies

Thanks again to my lovely friend, Danielle, for another magnificent recipe! She is my go-to blogger for decadent treats. I promise you will love whatever you try from her blog!!! We share a recipe from each other’s sites every second Monday of the month. Bill and his mom both loved these marvelous raspberry bars!!! And me, too. Go ahead and tweak these with your favorite jam—but I highly recommend this raspberry version.

Check out Danielle’s take on this recipe, as well as her social media sites!

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Raspberry Crumb Bars Simple, but delectable bars with a layer of raspberry jam and a thick crumb topping!

Raspberry Crumb Bars

Amazing raspberry cookie bars with a thick, heavenly streusel topping

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 24 bars 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, at room temperature

Filling:

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons seedless raspberry jam

Crumb topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour

To serve:

  • Powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Line a 9 x 13 pan with nonstick foil or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. With handheld mixer blend all crust ingredients till well combined. Pat into bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes till lightly golden. Set aside to cool for about 40 minutes.
  3. Spread raspberry jam evenly over cooled crust.
  4. Using mixer, blend the butter and brown sugar till well combined. Mix in the vanilla then the flour and mix till the flour is incorporated. Using your hands, pinch the dough to make large crumbs and sprinkle over the raspberry jam. It looks like a lot, but use them all! Bake 25-30 minutes till golden. Cool completely and sprinkle with powdered sugar to serve if desired.

Notes

If freezing, do not sprinkle with powdered sugar until defrosted.

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26 comments on “Raspberry Crumb Bars”

  1. I love rasberries and your bars too.
    Have a great Monday

  2. Wish I had one to go with my nice strong coffee this morning:@)

  3. Haha the perfect baf for adding pounds with all that butter. These look fab and i am glad u enjoyed them too!!!!! Xoxo

  4. These bars would definitely be a hit in my house, anything with fruit goes over well with my clan. Lucky for you, my FIL is 92 and sleeps 23 hours 24 hour a day, but he was never really active, even when he was young. It’s such a shame. Hope you have a lovely visit with your MIL.

  5. I just love crumb bars 🙂 easy and nice treat with tea or coffee 🙂

  6. These would be a hit in our house…they would be a nice addition to anyone’s Christmas cookie tray.

  7. Dear Lizzy, these fruit bars are right up my alley. They are one of my favorite desserts…perfect for the holidays. xoxo, Catherine

  8. We would love these crumb bars too. They look scrumptious, Liz.

  9. I’ve done minimal baking with raspberries. Must fix that so I can try these yummy bars 🙂

  10. This is for sure something to rave about.. very nice recipe.

  11. What’s there not to love about raspberries and buttery crumbs, sound heavenly to me!

  12. Liz, love these raspberry crumb bars!!! I love chocolate, but I would take a fruit dessert like this one any day!!! perfection!

  13. What a great recipe and simplicity at its best. Sounds like you are having a great visit. I had three great aunts and none of them were a smidgeon over 4’9. I felt tall at 5′! And they all were under 90 pounds. Don’t I wish?

  14. Love love these crumb raspberry bars, fruity, sweet and so yum Liz. You know I didn’t used to like fruity desserts years ago, but now I prefer them over others. You are so cute to put on some ounces on your sweet mil.
    xoxo

  15. These fruity bars look absolutely mouthwatering!

  16. My family loves anything with raspberries, especially if it’s covered with a streusel topping. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you and your family, Liz.

  17. I adore raspberries too and have a bunch frozen from the raspberry farm near the cottage, now I know where some will go 🙂

  18. A classic always well-received! Festive-looking for this time of year.

  19. I think that everyone would love these bars. They look wonderful.

  20. The only word for these crumb bars is dreamy! I love that buttery crumb topping!

  21. I adore raspberries so I wouldn’t change a thing.

  22. I’m a raspberry fan also and would love to enjoy these with a hot beverage. Your family is so blessed to have Bill’s mom there with you.

  23. Lizzy,
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I’m catching up on my reading and these bars look delicious. I need to add simpler cookies to my baking lists and this one looks like it fits the bill.
    Annamaria

  24. Made these this weekend for Father’s day and my husband loved them. Thanks for sharing!!!

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