This post is going to be short and sweet. I'm about to head out to the beautiful Balboa Island to reunite with my best friends from school, who I miss so much! I can't wait to see all their beautiful faces and spend the night catching up…but I figured I couldn't leave without sharing these amazing bars I made recently.
Sometimes, when I go to Costco, I overbuy. I see like six pounds of strawberries for $10 and need to buy them. Six pints of raspberries for $8? Sign me up! A clamshell of blackberries? I'm in. Problem is…I end up with more berries, cherries, and fruit than I know what to do with. So what do I do? Make tons of baked goods that are full of fresh fruit, which doesn't turn out bad for anyone.
vitiligo treatment cure12/07/IMG_7390-757×1024.jpg” width=”600″ height=”811″ />The other day, when searching for a recipe to make using the masses of berries in my fridge, I remembered the Blueberry Oatmeal Crumb Bars I made back in September. Those bars were darn good, but failed to get the attention they deserved because of my lack of a camera and my use of Hipstamatic for the pictures. So, I decided to give them new life, with a dose of almonds in the crust and replacing the strawberries and raspberries for the blueberries in the filling.
These bars are summery, portable, and way delicious. You can replace the fruit with blueberries, blackberries, or cherries. You can use all raspberries, or all strawberries. Pecans, walnuts, sunflower seeds, or whatever nuts you want can be subbed in for the almonds. These bars are so versatile, they definitely deserve a spot in your recipe box. Enjoy!