Blueberry Crunch Bars

Blueberry Crumble Bars

Blueberry Crunch Bars first appeared in my third cookbook, Sweetness: Southern Recipes to Celebrate the Warmth, the Love, an the Blessings of a Full Life.

This recipe is from my friend, Valerie Holt, who teaches Home Economics at Woodland High School in  in Cartersville, Georgia. We met at the National Cornbread Festival and became fast friends.

As a blueberry lover myself, I have to tell you that I made these the moment Valerie shared the recipe with me and have already lost count of how many times I’ve made them since! Blueberry Crunch Bars

The ingredients are simple and you likely have most of them on hand. The recipe is pretty straight forward as well and it’s in printable format at the bottom of this post!Blueberry Crunch Bars

Look at these gorgeous blueberries! I just love seasonal fruit!

Blueberry Crunch Bars

Please make these soon. You’ll be glad you did!

Blueberry Crunch Bars

The ingredients are simple and you likely have most of them on hand. The recipe is pretty straight forward as well and it's in printable format at the bottom of this post!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry
Servings: 4
Calories: 157kcal


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups quick oats
  • ¾ cup cold unsalted butter cubed
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 TB cornstarch
  • 3 TB lemon juice
  • ¾ cup sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375. Grease a 9 x 13 metal baking pan.
  • Put first 7 ingredients in the food processor and process until crumbly not a ball. Reserve 2 cups for topping.
  • Press remaining crumb mixture into pan. Set aside.
  • Put rest of ingredients into a small sauce pan and bring to a boil for 2-3 minutes until thick. It will look like blueberry jam. Spread over crust. Put on reserved topping and bake 25-30 minutes or until golden. Cool completely and enjoy!


Calories: 157kcal
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  1. Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits in a dessert and this looks perfect!

  2. Love your post! Those blueberry bars are going on my to do list! Neat giveaway….I am intrigued by the cherry pitter….would I use it during cherry season….we really enjoy just eating the cherry.

  3. ooo these blueberry bars are just amazing! I love blueberries too and I can’t wait to make these. They’re just perfect for #SummerDessertWeek! I love your story of how you came to love this recipe.

  4. Whoa Christy! These look AMAZING! I love crunch bars and this recipe looks incredibly simple and comes together quickly. Love <3 (have a feeling these would be GREAT with a cup of coffee!)

    The perfect addition to our summer dessert collection!

  5. Your blueberry crunch bars are amazing! The ratio of blueberry filling to crust and topping is perfection. I’d happily eat one (maybe two) for breakfast right now if I had the chance!

  6. Christy those blueberry crunch bars look amazing! What a perfect summer dessert for a picnic, potluck or heck – any day of the week! I’ll be making these soon!

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