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Afternoon Delight: These Crunchy, Sweet Strawberry Bars will Brighten Up Your Day


You deserve a sweet treat every once in a while. Try our easy, step-by-step recipe for these flavorful and delicious square fruit pastries.

© Silvia Santucci

Ingredients (9 pieces)

For the Filling:

  • 1 lb fresh strawberries
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch 
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar for sprinkling

For the Dough:

  • 1 stick of softened butter
  • 1/2 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Grated zest of 1 organic lemon
  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder

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  • 1/4 cup / 50g of softened butter
  • 1 egg (divide the yolk and white)
  • 1/4 cup / 50g of sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup / 150g of flour
  • 1 cup / 100g of chopped nuts
  • Salted caramel
  • Melted dark chocolate


  1. In a bowl, mix together the butter, egg yolk, sugar, and salt.

  2. Add the flour and mix. Roll into a ball.

  3. Chill for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove from refrigerator. Divide the dough and roll into 1-inch balls.

  5. Dip each ball in egg yolk, and then roll in chopped nuts.

  6. Place on baking sheet (lined with parchment paper), and press your thumb into the center.

  7. Bake at 340°F/170°C for 12 minutes, or until golden.

  8. Remove from oven and let cool.

  9. Pour the salted caramel into the center groove,and drizzle with dark chocolate.

  10. Enjoy!

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