Strawberry Bars with Banana crust
These fresh Strawberry bars are easy to make and are on top of a sweet banana crust. This combination is delicious!
Fresh Strawberry Juice
- 1 pkg fresh strawberries chopped
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice fresh
- 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 2 cups water chilled
- 2 cups Granulated sugar
- 6 large eggs
- 6 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 cup strawberry juice
- confectioner's sugar optional
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs pulsed down to a fine mixture
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 6 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup banana
Fresh Strawberry Juice
Rinse Strawberries under cold water. Remove the stem and chop. Slice ½ of a lemon.
Add in your chopped strawberries, lemon juice and sugar and add to blender. Blend until you get smooth pureed of strawberries.
Add in chilled water and blend until incorporated well. Set aside until ready to add to your strawberry filling.
Preheat oven to 350°. Line the bottom and sides of a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on the sides to lift the finished bars out. Set aside.
In a food processor add in your graham crackers. Pulse until you have a fine crumb mixture. Pour graham cracker crumbs into a large mixing bowl.
Add in your granulated sugar, smashed banana, vanilla extract, and melted butter. Fold until all ingredients are incorporated.
Press firmly into the prepared baking dish, making sure the crust is nice and even. Bake for 15 minutes or until the sides are a light golden brown color. Set aside.
Assembling the bars
Once the banana crust has come out of the oven, pour the strawberry filling over the warm crust. Turn the oven down to 325°. Bake the bars for about 35-37 minutes (oven temps vary). The center should be relatively set and no longer jiggles. Give the pan a light tap with an oven mitt to test.
Remove the bars from the oven and cool completely at room temperature for 1 hour. Then stick in the refridgerator for an additional 1-2 hours until pretty chilled. Serving chilled it best.
Once cool, life the parchment paper out of the pan using the overhang on the sides. Dust with confectioner's sugar and cut into squares before serving.
Serving: 15peopleCalories: 279kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 105mgPotassium: 120mgFiber: 1gSugar: 40gVitamin A: 250IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg