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Blackberry Almond Streusel Bars

Blackberry Almond Streusel Bars

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Blackberry Almond Streusel Bars are the perfect sweet treat for any gathering. In this recipe, a quick buttery crumb mixture of oats, almonds and sugar is pressed into a pan and partially baked, spread with seedless blackberry jam, sprinkled with fresh blackberries and reserved crumb mixture before baking once more until golden.
Yields 12 to 18 bars depending on how you cut them.
Course Desserts & Sweet Treats
Cuisine American
Keyword baking, bars, blackberry, cookout recipe, spring dessert, streusel, summer dessert
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 18 servings
Calories 295
Author Laurie McNamara


  • cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt sea or himalayan
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter
  • 6 ounces seedless blackberry jam
  • 1 small lemon zested
  • 1/2 small lemon juiced
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 12 ounces fresh blackberries halved if large


  • Preheat your oven to 350°.
  • In a large bowl, measure and add oats, flour, almonds, sugars, baking powder, baking soda, salt and ground cinnamon. Stir to combine.
  • Add in the cold butter and use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until you get a coarse crumb. Reserve 1½ cups of this crumb mixture and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Transfer the remaining crumbs mixture to a 10x15 jelly roll pan and use the flat side of a measuring cup or glass to firmly press this mixture flat.
    Bake on the middle for 10 minutes, rotating halfway through.
  • Meanwhile, combine the jam, lemon zest and juice in a small sauce pan. Heat on medium-low, stirring until the jam is smooth and pourable. Remove off the heat and add in vanilla and almond extracts.
  • Pour the jam mixture over the partially baked crust and spread evenly. Top with blackberries and reserved crumb mixture.
  • Return pan to your oven and bake for 20 to 22 minutes, rotating halfway through to ensure even browning.
  • Remove and let cool. Cut and serve as is or with ice cream.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 356IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg