Put your hands up if you love strawberries like me. From my childhood to adulthood, strawberries have always been one of my favorite fruits.
Whether they are fresh off the vine or in a strawberry ice cream recipe, I just can’t get enough.
Yesterday, just as time passed I decided to make a strawberry recipe. When I searched about it on the internet I found the recipe called strawberry crunch.
So when I created this strawberry crunch recipe, I knew it would be a hit with all you strawberry lovers out there.
In this recipe, we mix together some diced berries and crunched-up Oreos to create the perfect sweet-tart flavor combination.
Interested to find out more? Allow me to guide you through the recipe step-by-step. So without further ado, let’s get started.
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Why are strawberries a loved fruit?
Look at the shape of the strawberry. I always wonder how a fruit like strawberry can be so sweet and taste great even when it is not fresh.
One of the reasons these are loved by many people around the world is because of their taste, love color, and shape.
Strawberries are sweet, with a flavor that ranges from slightly tart to very sweet depending on their variety. Plus, strawberries have a buttery texture and creaminess that many people love.
And there are a bunch of recipes in which you can enjoy our main ingredients of today.
What is Strawberry Crunch topping made of?
I told you, simple-to-follow recipes are my specialty. Wondering why I am saying it’s simple to follow?
Well, you just need to have three ingredients to prepare a strawberry crunch homemade recipe- strawberries, Oreos, and butter.
Of course, I strongly recommend adding butter to the mix just for an extra layer of flavor.
These are the ingredients of strawberry crunch toppings.
Now, tell me, don’t you think this recipe is really easy-to-follow?
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Strawberry crunch recipe
- Prep Time10 min
- Cook Time8 min
- Total Time18 min
- YieldStrawberry crunch
- Serving Size15
- Energy141 cal
Ingredients of Strawberry crunch recipe
- 1 full box of strawberries, chopped
- 24 golden Oreos, crushed
- 4 tbsp butter melted
Instructions for Strawberry crunch recipe
Start by crushing Oreos into very small crumbles.
To do that place Oreos in a large bowl.
Use your hands to crumble the Oreos until they are small enough.
You can use a food processor or a rolling pin to crush the Oreos.
Add strawberry chopped into small pieces and melted butter
Now mix them all together very gently.
It is time to preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Get a baking dish and pour the strawberry crunch-topping mixture into it.
Place the dish in the preheated oven for about 8 minutes.
After then, let the strawberry crunch topping cool down before serving.
You can sprinkle crystallized sugar over the top for decoration if desired.
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- Serving Size15
- Amount per serving
- % Daily Value*Standard DV
- Total Fat7 g78 g8.97%
- Saturated Fat2 g20 g10%
- Trans Fat1 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat2 g
- Monounsaturated Fat2 g
- Cholesterol8 mg300 mg2.67%
- Sodium101 mg2300 mg4.39%
- Total Carbohydrate19 g275 g6.91%
- Dietary Fiber1 g28 g3.57%
- Total Sugars12 g
- Added Sugars- g50 g0%
- Sugar Alcohal- g
- Protein1 g50 g2%
- Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)- IU800 IU0%
- Calcium6 mg1300 mg0.46%
- Iron1 mg18 mg5.56%
- Potassium19 mg4700 mg0.4%
- Vitamin A- mcg900 mcg0%
- Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)- mg90 mg0%
- Vitamin E (Tocopherol)- IU33 IU0%
Pro Tips to make the Strawberry crunch recipe tastier:
1) I don’t know how much you love the sweetness, if you want the crunch to be even more pronounced then melt butter and add it to the mix before baking.
2) Another great way of adding flavor is by using strawberry-flavored cream cheese in place of the butter.
3) Don’t over-mix the topping as you know the Oreos should be broken down but not completely crushed.
4) Lastly, don’t forget to serve with fresh whipped cream or strawberries on top for extra enjoyment.
Health benefits of the strawberry recipe
You will be surprised to know that strawberry is among the top 20 fruits which are rich in antioxidants.
This is what makes it particularly beneficial for your health as it helps to protect you from heart disease, cancer, and other chronic diseases.
Moreover, strawberries are also a good source of dietary fiber which helps to promote satiety and keep you feeling fuller for longer.
In terms of nutrition, strawberries are a good source of natural vitamins, potassium, and many more. They also provide some essential minerals such as magnesium.
All these nutrients work together to promote overall health and well-being.
Does this seem a little? What? No worries. There are researches that suggest strawberries can help lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
This is because strawberries contain antioxidants and polyphenols which have been shown to improve the blood sugar control of people with diabetes.
Woo, too many benefits are there to be honest. Let’s now answer some of your common questions below.
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Frequently asked questions:
Q: Can I freeze the strawberry crunch recipe?
A: Yes, you can freeze the recipe. However, note that strawberries will start to turn brown after freezer-ing so it is best to eat them fresh from the fridge.
Q: How long will strawberry crunch last in the fridge?
A: The topping can last in the fridge for up to 7-10 days. If you want to store it for longer, be sure to COVER IT properly so that the strawberries don’t get dried out.
Q: What should I do if I don’t have butter?
A: Let me tell you one heck of a butter-less strawberry crunch easy recipe. The topping can be made with melted butter, margarine, or even coconut oil.
Just make sure that the topping is fully coated and doesn’t taste too sweet.
Q: How to serve strawberry crunch?
A: It’s best to serve strawberry crunch as a dessert. However, you can also enjoy it as an appetizer.
Also, serve with sweet dishes to make them even more delicious.
The best part about this recipe is that it takes a few minutes to make. Just blend the ingredients and serve. No need to add anything else because it tastes good just like this.
You can also add some nuts and dried fruits if you want a more filling snack.
This is exactly what I do. It takes me to my childhood memories when I used to crunch on strawberry ice cream.
However, have you ever tried making this dessert before? Share your experience in the comments section below.