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strawberry bars

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!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 52 mins
Total Time 1 hr 12 mins
Course Kitchen
Cuisine American
Servings 15 people
Calories 279 kcal

Equipment

  • Food processor
  • Blender
  • Home Decor
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • spatula
  • 9x13 baking dish
  • Parchment paper
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Ingredients
  

Fresh Strawberry Juice

  • 1 pkg fresh strawberries chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice fresh
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water chilled

Strawberry Filling

  • 2 cups Granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup strawberry juice
  • confectioner's sugar optional

Banana Crust

  • 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

Instructions
 

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.
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Strawberry Filling

  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour and granulated sugar. Add the eggs and fresh strawberry juice and whisk until completely combined.
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Banana Crust

  • 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.
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  • Add in your granulated sugar, smashed banana, vanilla extract, and melted butter. Fold until all ingredients are incorporated.
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  • 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.
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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.

Nutrition

Serving: 15peopleCalories: 279kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 105mgPotassium: 120mgFiber: 1gSugar: 40gVitamin A: 250IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
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