Strawberry Streusel Bars
 
Makes 1 (9×9-inch) pan
Ingredients
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar, divided
  • 1¼ teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • ¾ cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 3 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9×9-inch pan with baking spray with flour and line with parchment paper, letting excess extend over sides.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together 1½ cups flour, oats, ¾ cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until butter is in pea-size pieces and mixture is crumbly. Reserve 1 cup crumb mixture and store in freezer until ready to use. Press remaining crumb mixture into bottom of prepared pan. Bake until set and mixture looks dry, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool completely.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together strawberries, remaining ¼ cup flour, remaining ¼ cup brown sugar, remaining ½ teaspoon cinnamon, and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Spread over cooled crust and top with reserved crumb mixture and almonds.
  4. Bake until mixture is bubbly around edges, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Recipe by Taste of the South at https://www.tasteofthesouthmagazine.com/strawberry-streusel-bars-2/