Strawberry Crumb Bars

| 5/9/2016 12:47:00 PM

Connie Moorepan of bars

Everybody needs a break now and then, especially as outdoor activities speed up. Bake these bars in the morning. They’ll be waiting for you when you want a sweet bite to go with that cup of coffee or tea. Strawberry jam or preserves are great, but don’t hesitate to use your favorite jam.

Strawberry-Crumb Bars

1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
3/4 cup strawberry jam or preserves
1/2 cup shredded coconut, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9-inch square pan with foil, leaving foil hang over edge for easy removal. Grease foil bottom and sides.

Cream butter and sugar. Add flour and egg, blending well. Scrape bowl sides down to ensure thorough blending. Batter will be thick and sticky. Stir in nuts.