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Berry crumble bars

Berry crumble bars are a delicious way of getting kids in the kitchen baking and using up summer fruit. The tartness of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries cuts through the sweetness of the crumble perfectly.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: crumble, fruit
Servings: 12


  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 375 g plain all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 200 g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 600 g berries


Preheat your oven to 190C /180C Fan / and grease and line a 20x30cm tin with baking paper

    Make the crumble

    • Measure the caster sugar, flour and baking powder and add to a large mixing bowl.
    • Measure the butter and chop it into small pieces. Add it to your bowl then use their fingers to rub it in until it looks like breadcrumbs.
    • Finally, add the egg and give everything one last stir.

    Prepare the fruit

    • Get your child to measure the sugar, cornflour and berries and add them to a separate bowl. Mix it all together so the fruit is well coated.

    Make the berry crumble bars

    • Pour half of the crumble mixture into your prepared baking tin and press it down.
    • Add the berries to the top and spread over the crumble base.
    • Finally, add the remaining crumble topping on top.

    Bake the berry crumble bars

    • Bake the bars in the oven for 45 minutes. They are ready when the top is brown and the middle no longer soggy.
    • Leave them to cool in the tin for a few minutes before removing from the tin and leaving to cool completely on a wire rack.
    • Cut into squares.