Huckleberry Streusel Bars

by Kirsten on March 17, 2013 · 13 comments

in Cookies, Cupcakes & Muffins, Desserts, Misc. Sweets, Uncategorized


Huckleberry Streusel Bars

I just can’t resist any baked goodie that involves streusel. Streusel in the crust AND the topping makes for a double winner in these Huckleberry streusel bars. My daughter mentioned that they remind her of our Linzertorte, a traditional German cake, but the nuts in the cake are replaced with oats. Cinnamon and the jam, (feel free to use any jam you like!) make for a dreamy flavor combination. These bars are super quick to assemble and destined to be a huge hit at your house. I baked these Huckleberry streusel bars already twice last week after discovering them over at Jenna’s blog – eat, live, run.

Huckleberry Streusel Bars

Huckleberry Streusel Bars
5.0 from 2 reviews
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 12
  • ¾ cup (155 g) organic brown sugar
  • 1½ cup (150 g) old fashioned oats
  • 1½ cup (180 g) organic flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup (170 g) cold unsalted organic butter, cut into very small pieces
  • 1 cup (290 g) Huckleberry jam
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F, I use Convection. Grease a 9x13" baking pan with butter or cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a bigger bowl mix all the dry ingredients (except the butter) very well.
  3. Add the butter and mix it in with your fingers until the dough gets crumbly and all the butter is worked in very nicely.
  4. Set ⅓ cup of streusel mixture aside.
  5. Press the remaining mixture evenly into the prepared baking pan.
  6. Spread the jam evenly on top.
  7. Sprinkle the reserved streusel evenly over the jam.
  8. Bake for about 40 minutes (mine was done in 37 minutes).
  9. Let cool in the pan for about 30 minutes.
  10. Cut baked good into bars.
  11. Store in air tight container.
1. You can use any jam of your liking. I would recommend raspberry as well.
2. The bars freeze well.
3. Makes for a great lunch box snack.


Huckleberry Streusel Bars

Adapted from Jenna @

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Tara June 19, 2013 at 4:34 pm

I like this recipe but I’m doing a report on Montana and that is the famous recipe but in the pictures that’s not at all how it looks like. Why is that?

Kirsten June 24, 2013 at 9:38 am

Well, I don’t Know. It is probably a different recipe. Mine results in the pictures that are shown.

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Debra March 19, 2013 at 2:13 am

I love any baking that uses jam! (I tend to over preserve sometimes in the summer and have lots of jam to use up.) What about cutting the butter with coconut oil???

Kirsten March 19, 2013 at 8:10 am

Debra, that sounds like a great idea. I haven’t tried that yet, but if you do, please let me know how it came out. Thanks!

Carlos March 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm

This looks fantastic, and I can’t wait to make them. I wish I had more time in my hands to stop by and write a comment for every entry. You know I love your blog and I am always come back to see what’s cooking.

Kirsten March 19, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Carlos, I know how it goes. I also have hardly any time to read other blogs anymore. My apologizes for not commenting on yours in such a long time. Thank you so much for your sweet comment. I truly appreciate it. Let’s talk soon again. Kirsten

Susan March 17, 2013 at 10:26 pm

I will have to make these for my “blueberry loving” grandson! I actually like Huckleberries better than blueberries, they’re more flavorful. I used to pick them when I was younger, XOXO

Kirsten March 18, 2013 at 11:02 am

Susan, they are best fresh picked. We used to eat them fresh from the bush on hikes in the forest in Germany. I don’t like blueberries at all. They taste like colored water to me.

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) March 17, 2013 at 2:20 pm

I don’t think Ive ever seen Huckleberry Jam. And you can bet I won’t pass it up when I come across it. These bars sound wonderful Kirsten.

Kirsten March 18, 2013 at 11:00 am

Lea Ann, like often, found it at Costco. I don’t think they sell it anymore. I would recommend using Bon Mama raspberry jam.

Sue/the view from great island March 17, 2013 at 1:32 pm

I love being introduced to something new— these look delicious and just sweet enough without being so decadent that I couldn’t enjoy them without pangs of guilt. And now I’m going to spend the rest of the day trying to find some huckleberry jam!

Kirsten March 18, 2013 at 10:59 am

Sue, raspberry or any wild-berry jam is great, too.

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