Streusel Fruit Bars

I just love a great cookie bar and all of my readers have been asking for more!

Have you noticed, I’ve been posting one each Thursday? Well, I have!

Here’s one that could be my all time favorite…a decadent, fruity, brown sugary bar that everyone I serve them to loves. I make these often for groups and I had to hide two in the kitchen just so I could take a few pix for you…yep, gone in a flash!

Streusel Fruit Bars are just so yummy. I made a pan of blueberry and one of rhubarb. You can make virtually any fruit flavor you’d like. No matter the flavor, serve with love.

Streusel Fruit Bars
  • 2 cups plus 2 Tbsp. dried fruit
  • 2 cups plus 2 Tbsp. juice
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup plus 1 Tbsp. brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup coconut
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts.
  • 1 cup plus 1 Tbsp. oats
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) plus 1 Tbsp. butter

Combine fruit and juice in saucepan and cook over medium heat until juice is reduced and fruit is soft, about 15 minutes. Mix together flour, salt, brown sugar, coconut, nuts and oats. Cut butter into flour mixture to form coarse meal. Do not over-mix. Press 1/2 mixture into bottom of 13×9″ baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees until crust is golden brown, about 15 minutes. Spread fruit mixture on top of crust in pan. Sprinkle remaining flour mixture over fruit mixture. Bake at 350 degrees until top crust is golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Cool. Cut into bars to serve. Makes 15 bars.

Ah-ha: A few favorite combinations are;
1. {dried apricots, orange juice, walnuts}
2. {dried pineapple, orange juice, macadamia nuts}
3. {dried blueberries, apple juice, pecans}
4. {rhubarb, orange juice, walnuts}
5. {strawberries, orange juice, pecans}
6. {craisins, apples, apple juice, walnuts}
7. {dates, orange juice, walnuts}

I’d love to hear your favorites. Please let me know what you try. Thanks so much and happy baking!

About The Author

Renée

Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!

14 Comments

  1. Really Rainey

    Those look amazing! Soft and chewy too… I better make me some of those…

    RaineyGhoul

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  2. Julie

    Beautiful bars! Love the fruit combinations for these! Maybe cranberry, orange? I am saving this one!

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  3. ButterYum

    Sounds yummy. How well do you think I could convert this recipe using frozen blueberries?

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  4. Erin@likegrandmas

    Love the options of the different combinations that you have provided. Do you happen to have a danish recipe? My husband loves cheese danish and I said, “If anyone has a good recipe, it will be Gnee!” Thanks for always making my mouth water, 😛

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  5. Debbie

    Not only do these look absolutely yummy, but what I really like is the playing with combinations.

    I think I will try the date/walnut/orange juice ones the next time the girls come home from school. Or maybe… I’ll make them and send them via Super Dad. They LOVE dates.

    I mean the eating kind.
    They like the other kind OK too…

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  6. FrouFrouBritches

    These look yummy! I’m thinking blueberry, walnut something or other. MMMM.

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  7. Jocelyn

    These look yummy. Your blog header seriously makes me hungry!

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  8. Lorie

    Mmm! This look so good! I don’t know what fruit I want to try it with first!!

    Thanks for linking up to Show and Tell Saturday!

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  9. Meg

    Why am I always drooling when I leave your site?? It looks DELICIOUS.

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  10. Lisa

    YUM! You need to stop posting so many yummy recipes! I sit at work and get hungry on a daily basis! : )

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  11. Tracey

    These look so delicious! I love that you can change the fruits to meet individual tastes.

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  12. Courtney

    okay totally yummy! i am going to have to make these! love your fall banner too, makes me want to bake asap!

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  13. Lisa

    I love how you’re trying all different combinations. It’s a great way to find the best one. I think I’d love them all.

    Reply

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