Fresh Strawberry Bars

Ingredients :

  • For the Crust:
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, melted
    For the Strawberry Layer:
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, chopped
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
    For the Glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp. milk

Directions :

  1. Preheat oven to 375º, and line a 13×9 pan with parchment paper so that it hangs over two edges.

  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, brown sugar, and salt.  Stir in melted butter until well combined.  Set aside 1 cup of this mixture. Press remaining mixture into the bottom of the pan.

  3. In a small bowl, combine ingredients for the strawberry layer.  Spread over the oat mixture in the pan.
  4. Sprinkle the reserved oat mixture over the top.  Bake for 35-40 minutes.

  5. After baking, cool the pan of fresh strawberry bars for 5 minutes.  Then carefully remove from pan by grabbing the edges of the parchment paper and lifting the whole thing out.

  6. Allow to cool completely.

  7. In a small bowl, combine ingredients for the glaze, and drizzle glaze over the bars, then cut and serve.

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