Berry Barley Flake Crumble Bars

Servings 12 bars


Crust & Crumble Topping

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 stick
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup barley flakes
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed

Berry Layer

  • 2 cups berries frozen or fresh
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp cornstarch


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8x8 inch pan with aluminum foil and spray.

Crust & Crumble Topping

  • Mix together melted butter, flour, oats, and sugars until well combined, Mixture will be dry with some larger, well-formed crumble pieces.
  • Set 1 heaping cup of mixture aside to be used as crumble topping later.
  • Pour remaining mixture into prepared pan and pack to create a smooth, flat crust. Set aside.

Berry Layer

  • In a large bowl add all ingredients and toss to combine.
  • Evenly distribute berry mixture over crust in pan.
  • Evenly sprinkle with the heaping cup crumble mixture.

Baking the Bars

  • Bake for approximately 45-55 minute or until edges and center are set. If using frozen berries, baking time will be closer to 55 minutes. Monitor carefully to determine doneness.
  • Set on a wire rack and allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting or they will fall apart.