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Strawberry Cobbler Bars

Even a newbie to the world of baking can knock these Strawberry Cobbler Bars out of the park, and I’m here to show you how.

Closeup photo of cut Strawberry Cobbler Dessert Bars.

You’re going to love the flavor of these Strawberry Cobbler Bars. The dough is sweet, but not overly sweet. And the strawberry filling is soft and tart, making it the perfect complement to the crunchy almond topping.

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making easy strawberry cobbler bars is available at the end of this post. OR you can hit the “jump to recipe” text (below) to be taken directly to the printable recipe.

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The ingredient list:

  • all-purpose flour
  • granulated sugar
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • butter
  • egg
  • pure vanilla extract
  • strawberries
  • strawberry jam
  • almonds

Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

  • large bowls
  • wooden spoon
  • spatula
  • whisk
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • offset spatula
  • aluminum foil
  • 8″ x 8″ baking pan
  • paring knife
  • cutting board

Why this recipe works?

Beyond the flavor of these bars, what you’re really going to love is how fast and easy they are to assemble and bake.

There is no electric mixer required, and the ingredients are some basic refrigerator and pantry staples such as flour, sugar, butter, eggs, strawberry jam, and a handful of fresh strawberries.

These bars are so easy to make that even a novice baker can turn these out like a pro, and then stand back and take a big bow because you’ll be hearing some applause.

An easy tip for pan removal and slicing:

A quick tip and trick I used in making these Strawberry Cobbler Bars easy to remove from the baking pan after baking is to line an 8″x 8″ baking dish with aluminum foil and liberally spray the pan (and foil) with baking spray.

Making sure to leave enough foil to overhang on two sides of the pan is the key to being able to grab the foil and gently lift the bars out of the dish and onto a flat surface for additional cooling before slicing the cobbler into bars.

When to serve strawberry cobbler bars?

These easy to make fruit bars would be perfect to serve a small gathering for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even brunch.

They’d also be perfect to whip up for a Mother’s Day celebration, or, with the addition of a few fresh blueberries, they’d make a delicious red, white, and blue patriotic dessert for Memorial Day or the Fourth of July. Can’t you just picture it?

Super closeup photo of the inside of a strawberry cobbler bar.

Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s easy strawberry dessert bars.

5 from 2 votes
Easy Strawberry Cobbler Bars
Strawberry Cobbler Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
Course: Dessert – Cake
Keyword: strawberry cobbler bars
Servings: 12 bars
Calories: 197 kcal
Renee – Kudos Kitchen: Renée
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter (1 stick) softened butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar plus 1 tablespoon for topping
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup strawberry jam or preserves
  • 7-8 fresh strawberries hulled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
Tools and equipment
  • 1 8" x 8" baking dish
  • aluminum foil
  • baking spray
  • 1 small bowl
  • 1 large bowl
  • whisk
  • wooden spoon or spatula
  • offset spatula optional
Instructions
  1. Line the baking dish with the aluminum foil making sure to leave a few inches on two ends of the foil to grab and lift after the bars are fully baked.
  2. Liberally spray the dish and the foil with baking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the butter, egg, and vanilla until combined. Add ½ cup of granulated sugar and whisk until smooth and creamy.
  5. Switch to a wooden spoon or spatula and stir the flour mixture into the butter and sugar mixture until a smooth, soft dough forms.
  6. Spoon half of the dough into the prepared baking dish and with a spoon or offset spatula, smooth the dough evenly over the bottom of the pan.
  7. Place the strawberry jam over the crust layer of the bars, and use a spoon or offset spatula to evenly spread the jam over the dough.
  8. Top the jam with an even layer of sliced strawberries.
  9. Use the remaining dough to evenly dollop over the entire top of the strawberries.
  10. Sprinkle the top of the dough with the sliced almonds and 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar.
  11. Bake in a preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until the dough is golden brown.
  12. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes.
  13. Remove the cobbler bars from the semi-cooled pan by gently lifting, using the aluminum foil excess on the opposite sides of the pan.
  14. Place the semi-cooled bars on a flat surface and allow to cool completely.
  15. Slice, serve, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

If you don’t have an offset spatula, the back of a spoon will work equally as well.

To make these bars patriotic themed, add a few fresh blueberries along with the sliced strawberries and continue as written.

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Cobbler Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 176mg8%
Potassium 66mg2%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 259IU5%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Recipe Rating




Erica Schwarz

Friday 5th of June 2020

These cobbler bars are to die for! Made them today on a rainy day ans we are glad we did.

Renée

Sunday 7th of June 2020

Rainy day baking is the best! Glad you liked the bars, Erica!

Shadi Hasanzadenemati

Friday 5th of June 2020

Love how easy and delicious this recipe is. It's perfect for a gathering or a party.

Renée

Sunday 7th of June 2020

Thanks, Shadi. Glad you like the recipe!

Cathy | Lemon Tree Dwelling

Tuesday 19th of April 2016

My goodness....these look amazing! The perfect bars for summer picnics!

Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella)

Tuesday 19th of April 2016

Oh, these bars. I cannot wait to try these -- and such an accessible ingredients list.

Des @ Life's Ambrosia

Monday 18th of April 2016

These look like a great spring treat! And I love the idea of lining the pan with aluminum foil. It really does make getting bars out easier!

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