Oats and strawberry bars


I recently was gifted a box of strawberries from a very dear friend. A while back I had shortlisted some strawberry recipes on Pinterest, and these bars were very tempting.


Used the recipe as inspiration and gave it my own twist with the ingredients at hand. Have used this recipe before to make Oats Hazelnut Dulce De Leche bars.


Crunchy chewy, sweet and salty. Lovely flavours.



1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups Quaker oats
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sliced almonds

Strawberry filling
15-20 chopped fresh strawberries
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp cornflour mixed with water to make a slurry.
1) take a pan and heat water and sugar in high
2) when the sugar melts and just starts to thicken, then add the chopped strawberries
3) cook it on low for about 20 mins or till all the juices flow out and the strawberries are soft. Smash half the strawberries
4) add cornflour slurry and give it a stir. Shut the gas after 2 mins. U will get a thick syrupy consistency.

Directions for assembly
1) heat oven to 200 degrees C.
2) In large bowl, mix flour, oats, brown sugar and salt.
3) cut in butter and mix until mixture is crumbly. Press 1/2 of mixture in greased pan. Bake 10 minutes.
4) spread strawberry filling over partially baked crust. Sprinkle evenly with sliced almonds and remaining crumb mixture.
6) Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 15 minutes.
7) run a knife around sides of pan to loosen it. Set in the fridge and cool completely.
8) cut into bars.