Very Berry Bars

Sea Sun


I adopted this recipe on JAP and made a few changes. I made two is a blueberry bar using almond extract and a dash of cinnamon in the sugar topping.
The second is a triple berry bar using vanilla extract.

I dusted powdered sugar over these for presentation.

These are very moist and more like a dessert than a bar cookie. Delicious!


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10 Min
35 Min


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  • 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 dash(es)
    cinnamon (see description)
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2/3 c
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract (or almond)
  • 1 1/2 c
    raspberries or blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    grated lemon peel

How to Make Very Berry Bars


  1. Blueberries/raspberries should be fresh or frozen, not thawed.
  2. May use a mixture of the two.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Spray an 8" square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
  6. Whisk in buttermilk and vanilla.
  7. Spread evenly into prepared pan.
  8. Distribute berries evenly over batter.
  9. In a small bowl, combine sugar, constarch, and lemon peel.
  10. Sprinkle evenly over berries and bake in upper third of oven 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown and beginning to pull away form the edges of pan.
  11. Cool completely before cutting.

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About Very Berry Bars

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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