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Get ready for a dessert that’s sweet, tangy, and downright addictive! These Strawberry Crumb Bars are perfect for any occasion and will leave you wanting more.


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Imagine a buttery graham cracker crust, topped with a layer of sweet marshmallows, juicy sliced strawberries, and whipped cream. 

This is a dessert that’s easy to make and absolutely delicious.

This strawberry marshmallow dessert is a great way to use fresh strawberries when they’re in season.

The combination of marshmallows and whipped cream makes for a light and airy texture.

The graham cracker crust adds a lovely crunch to every bite.

It’s a dessert that looks impressive but is actually very easy to make.

You can easily customize this strawberry crumb bars recipe by adding different fruits or toppings.


graham cracker crumb crust


What are Strawberry Crumb Bars?

Strawberry Crumb Bars are a delicious dessert made with a buttery crust, a layer of marshmallows and sliced strawberries, and whipped cream.

They are most popular during strawberry season, obviously, though they can be enjoyed any time of year!

Sometimes they have a crumble topping or other seasonal berries, so there’s actually a lot of variety in how they are prepared.

They can go by other names such as strawberry bars, strawberry shortcake, or marshmallow bars though whatever you call them, they’re delicious.


whipped cream with stiff peaks in a bowl


What Ingredients are in Strawberry Crumb Bars?

These delicious strawberry crumble bars are a quick recipe with a juicy strawberry filling and a yummy buttery crumble crust.

Here’s the basic ingredients you need along with a few minutes of prep:

  • Large marshmallows: Don’t use the giant ones, just large.
  • Milk: Any percentage of milk will work, though I used 2%
  • Fresh strawberries: Sliced thinly.
  • Graham crackers: Crush the graham crackers for use in the crust.
  • Heavy whipping cream: You will not need any extra sugar in your whipping cream so don’t add it!
  • Vanilla: Use pure vanilla extract whenever possible for best results.
  • Butter: Use the vanilla to help you make the graham cracker crust.

Pro tips:

  • Use fresh strawberries for the best flavor and texture.
  • Be sure to crush the graham crackers finely so that the crust holds together well.
  • The marshmallows are full of sugar so even a little sugar added can be way too much.
  • Swap blueberries for the strawberries and easily get blueberry crumb bars.


Marshmallows and milk added to pan


How to Make Strawberry Crumb Bars

Delicious strawberry crumb bars are the perfect way to use up seasonal strawberries from your local strawberry farm!

Enjoy with a fresh glass of strawberry lemonade or a scoop of ice cream.

Follow these simple steps for the perfect Strawberry Crumb Bars and get the full recipe below:

  1. Crust: Make the graham cracker crust and press into the bottom of the pan.
  2. Mix: Whip the heavy cream and vanilla until stiff peaks form.
  3. Cook: Melt the marshmallows and milk in a saucepan.
  4. Combine: Fold in the sliced strawberries and whipped cream.
  5. Chill: Pour the mixture into the crust layer and refrigerate until set.

Pro tips:

  • Make sure to fold in the whipped cream gently to keep the mixture light and airy.
  • Let the bars chill for at least 2 hours for the best texture.
  • Don’t use a food processor for any of the steps except maybe for the crumble mixture if desired.


marshmallows melted and cooled with whipped cream and sliced strawberries added


Are Strawberry Crumb Bars Healthy?

While they’re not exactly healthy food, these bars are a fun and indulgent treat that’s perfect for special occasions or as a sweet snack.

Though this easy summer dessert is also full of juicy strawberries, which are healthy and can help you meet your daily values goals.

So moderation in all things, but go ahead and enjoy!

And if you feel you need a little extra health, go strawberry picking and toss some extra strawberries on top!


strawberry marshmallow bar mixture added on top of graham cracker crust


How to Store Strawberry Crumb Bars

Store the bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

I recommend not letting the tasty bars come to room temperature. This will actually help them last longer in the fridge.

Can you Freeze Strawberry Crumb Bars

Yes, you can freeze these bars for up to 2 months. Always be sure to store in a freezer-safe container.

 Let them thaw in the refrigerator before serving and slice with a sharp knife for the best end result.


Bars set in pan and cut into 9 squares


Who invented Strawberry Crumb Bars

The origin of Strawberry Crumb Bars is unclear, but they’ve become a popular dessert in recent years, and for good reason!

The simple ingredients, fresh strawberry, and buttery crumb crust are hard to resist.

My guess is some farmer was overloaded with ripe berries one year and decided, why don’t I just use this yummy strawberry flavor to make some delicious bars?

OK, I really have no idea. But however they were created, you can be sure I’d give that person a 5 star rating and a very grateful hug!


spatula scooping a portion of the strawberry crumb bar out of pan.


Can dogs eat Strawberry Crumb Bars

No, dogs should not eat these bars as they contain ingredients that are not safe for them, such as chocolate and sugar.

In fact, chocolate can actually be toxic for dogs and cause them much more than just stomach upset, so be sure to keep them away.


a no bake strawberry bar square on plate with a forkful. Photo taken from the top looking down


More Strawberry Recipes You’ll Love…

I know that you’re going to love these Strawberry Crumb Bars just as much as we do! A mouth watering family favorite! Enjoy!


Yield: 9 servings

Strawberry Crumb Bars

spatula scooping a portion of the strawberry crumb bar out of pan.

Get ready for a dessert that's sweet, tangy, and downright addictive! These Strawberry Crumb Bars are perfect for any occasion and will leave you wanting more.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes


  1. Line a 9 inch square baking dish with parchment or non-stick foil. Set aside
  2. In a small bowl, combine graham crackers and butter. Mixture does not need to be super buttery, crumbly is fine.
  3. Press mixture into bottom of prepared casserole dish.
  4. Whip up whipping cream with vanilla until stiff peaks, set aside. DO NOT ADD EXTRA SUGAR.
  5. In a large non-stick sauce pan, add marshmallows and milk and melt down until smooth stirring regularly.
  6. Once marshmallows are melted and smooth, remove from heat let cool for 5 minutes.
  7. Fold in sliced strawberries and whipped cream.
  8. Pour marshmallow mixture into graham cracker crust.
  9. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set.
  10. Slice and serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 286Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 134mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 2g

Originally Posted: May 13, 2014

Photos & Text Updated: May 13, 2023

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Saturday 2nd of June 2018

Can u use heavy cream in place of whipping cream? Will it have the same effect.


Tuesday 18th of August 2020

Yes. Heavy Cream and Whipping Cream are the same thing. Technically it's called Heavy Whipping Cream. :)


Wednesday 14th of May 2014

Sounds delicious!


Sunday 18th of May 2014

Thanks Cathy! They certainly taste delicious too!

Joanne T Ferguson

Tuesday 13th of May 2014

G'day! Strawberry and marshmallow...doesn't get any better than this for me! Cheers! Joanne


Sunday 18th of May 2014

Really how can you go wrong with strawberries and marshmallows? You just can't.

Jessica (Savory Experiments)

Tuesday 13th of May 2014

Oh, wow! These are amazing!


Sunday 18th of May 2014

Thanks Jessica! I hope you'll give them a try!


Tuesday 13th of May 2014

Ummm, these look amazing!!!!! :)

- Brooke -


Sunday 18th of May 2014

Thank you! They taste amazing too!

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