24 Reviews

These are SO good! They have a buttery shortbread bottom, a blackberry jam filling and a streusal topping. They cut very nicely and easily into bars. We couldn't stop eating them. If only they were healthier... P.S. I made these a second time. Since I didn't have a lemon, I used 1 Tbsp. lemon juice in place of the lemon zest and they still tasted great. I'll probably do this from now on.

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ShaGun June 29, 2010

Made for hubby's crew and they only left him one piece! I added a little cold water to the crust because it seemed on the dry side.

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scammy August 19, 2010

These bars are delicious! We found a secret stash of blackberry bushes along a walking trail in our neighborhood, and used our first 2 cups to make these delicious bars! I halved the recipe, and it turned out perfect. These do take a while to make, and are a bit labor intensive, but the flavors are perfect and well worth the effort!

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sillyelmo July 07, 2009

I was surprised that this was so delicious and I love that it is so easy. I made half a recipe and it turned out perfectly. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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*****Sandy November 13, 2014

The 2nd and 3rd time I made this delicious dessert I doubled the cinnamon and vanilla, and I think it is well worth doing so! The other recommendation I would give is to bake it in a smaller dish, ie 7x10. Each layer is thicker and the base is more stable. It does mean, however, that you have to mix the top two layers slightly in order to avoid the crumble being too dry. This is such a brilliantly easy recipe and a true crowd-pleaser. Thanks so much! (Also, I agree with ShaGun: I'll exchange fresh lemon juice for the zest from now on too.)

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DoubletheGarlic August 21, 2014

Great worked perfect for our picked black berries used lemon juice instead of zest since didn't have any on hand. Thanks!

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newtocookingm&m July 06, 2012

Yes - this is indeed a delicious keeper, you need some time to make it, but it is a yummy treat great to share with a small crowd.

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Catfuzz December 09, 2011

Was very good but seemed like a lot more berries than the bar part. I will try again but double the crust & the topping so it's no so much just berries.

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sherriwagner June 30, 2010

Have mercy!!! THESE ARE THE BEST!! Everyone that has tried these loves them. The only thing I changed was using an extra cup of blackberries since we have so many but did not alter anything else. Perfect as is, thank you so much for sharing this recipe =)

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mari79 June 08, 2010

Oh My Gosh!!! These are absolutely Fabulous!!! My son who's 25 said "Oh my gosh Mom those are the bomb!" And he is not a big sweet eater! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I made exactly as directed.

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"Granna" April 21, 2010
Blackberry Crunch Bars