Our famous Raspberry Streusel Bars are famous for a reason: they’re sweet and tart, crunchy, buttery, fruity…the list goes on! Whenever we bring them along to a party or a bake sale, everyone is so happy that we do. Even the pickiest eaters love this stuff! Slice them up and eat them with your hands for a portable raspberry streusel dessert that’s sure to be a hit. You only need a handful of ingredients and a little time to make them. The recipe consists of four steps: making the crust, making the raspberry filling, adding the streusel, and then coating everything with a vanilla glaze. It might sound intimidating at first, but once you start, you’ll find that it’s actually pretty easy! If you plan to share, we recommend making a double batch of these easy dessert bars. Seriously – you’ll be surprised how addictive they are!
Are raspberry crumble bars the same as raspberry streusel bars?
There are a lot of very similar raspberry desserts out there. Although they may have different names, the concept is the same: a flaky crust, a raspberry filling and a crumble or streusel filling. Streusel is often used interchangeably with crumbs, but there is a big difference: Streusel almost always features oats, while crumbs do not. Now you know!
To make shortbread crust, you can use a pastry cutter or food processor. We always prefer a food processor if you have one at home! It makes things so much easier. You can also use it to make our special toppings for these easy dessert bars!
Our Raspberry Streusel Bars are made in a 9×13 baking pan. If you want to make smaller batches, you can use a 9×9 pan instead. The cooking time will remain the same. However, we recommend that you use a larger pan! You’ll definitely want the freedom to go back for a few seconds.
Can I use a store bought raspberry pi archive?
If you’re pressed for time, you can definitely use canned raspberry cobbler. But, we swear by this recipe with our homemade raspberry filling! You can also use fresh or frozen berries. If you do use frozen, be sure to thaw and drain first.
Can I make this recipe vegetarian?
We used quite a bit of salted butter in this recipe, but if you have a favorite plant-based alternative, you should definitely give it a try! You also need milk to make the vanilla glaze, so use almond, oat, or soy instead.