Blackberry Crumb Bars

Blackberry Crumb Bars
  • 6 Tblsp. unsalted butter melted + ½ cup room temperature, plus more for the pan
  • ½ cup packed light-brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour, divided, plus more for pan
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 half pint blackberries
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Butter an 8-inch square baking pan. Line bottom with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on two sides; butter and flour paper, tapping out excess.
  2. Make topping:
    In a medium bowl, whisk together melted butter, brown sugar and ¼ teaspoon salt; add 1 cup flour, and mix with a fork until large moist crumbs form. Refrigerate topping until ready to use.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together remaining ¾ cup flour, baking powder, and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt; set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat room-temperature butter, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy; add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Reduce speed to low; mix in flour mixture. Spread batter evenly in pan; sprinkle with blackberries, then chilled topping.
  5. Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs attached, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool completely in pan. Using paper overhang, lift cake onto a work surface; cut into 16 squares.



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