These deliciously buttery blackberry crumble bars are the perfect fruity dessert or snack for those who fancy something sweet but don’t want chocolate.
I originally made these blackberry crumble bars because I had some leftover homemade chia jam that I didn’t want to go to waste. You could say they were a very happy accident! These bars give a nod to the classic crumble but make an ideal breakfast or on the go snack due to them travelling well. They are a more nutrient dense option as they are made using ‘healthy’ ingredients and are refined sugar free.
I use blackberry jam in these bars but you could use any flavour you wanted to. It is on my to do list to try a version of these with some kind of melted chocolate running through the middle so keep your eyes peeled! I have not made these bars using shop bought jam and I couldn’t recommend doing so as I’m not sure if the different consistency would mean the jam spreads. Luckily my homemade chia jam only takes 15 minutes!
For this recipe you will need to use butter from a hard block rather than a spread. Ensure that you allow these bars to cool fully before removing them from the tray or slicing into them otherwise you risk them falling apart. I use a lined 8″ x 8″ brownie tray for these and it results in the perfect thin bake that I then cut into nine individual squares.
If you enjoy these blackberry crumble bars you may also enjoy my Apple & Cinnamon Crumble Bars and my Rhubarb Crumble Bars. These are best eaten within two days, however, will last up to a week in an airtight container.
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