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Passover Strawberry Bars

April 17, 2011

My sister, Julie, and her friend, Toby, bake great Passover desserts every year. This year, they tried a new recipe for Strawberry Bars which I just love. These awesome Passover bars remind me of a breakfast bar, but they are wonderful for dessert or an afternoon snack. You could also use apricot preserves as a variation if you like. This easy Passover recipe makes a lot, so it’s perfect to serve (and even give away) for the Passover holiday. Enjoy and happy holiday!

Passover Strawberry Bars

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Yield: 16 to 20 servings
11/2 cups butter or margarine
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
2 cups matzoh cake meal
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
12 ounces strawberry jam
11/2 cups shredded coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Cream butter and sugar in a container of an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs, mixing well. Add cake meal and lemon juice, mixing well.

3. Place 1/2 of cake meal mixture evenly in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Spread jam evenly over the top; sprinkle coconut evenly over jam. Add remaining cake meal batter over coconut; sprinkle with pecans.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool completely before serving.


21 Responses to “Passover Strawberry Bars”
Tanya says:
April, 17 2011at 03:48 pm
These look amazing! On my list ASAP
Sarah says:
April, 17 2011at 03:49 pm
Fabulous looking Alison! OMG! For Passover? Wow
Amy says:
April, 17 2011at 03:49 pm
Officially bookmarked!
Erin says:
April, 17 2011at 03:52 pm
These are fabulous looking and easy too. Excited to try them
April, 17 2011at 07:49 pm
What an awesome treat for Passover!
April, 17 2011at 11:19 pm
Those look so good! Perfect for Passover or any time. :)
marla says:
April, 18 2011at 08:17 am
Alison, I cannot get enough strawberries these days. These bars look awesome & super cool that they are Passover friendly too! xo
April, 18 2011at 08:52 am
Looks awesome!! Happy Passover Alison!
Gregg says:
April, 18 2011at 09:19 am
These look delicious! Wish I'd seen this in enough time to get them made for tonight.
Maria says:
April, 18 2011at 02:22 pm
Great passover treat!
March, 26 2012at 07:07 am
[...] emails about recipes I featured last year. Here are my top 3 favorite desserts. The first one isĀ Passover Strawberry BarsĀ (pictured above). All of these three Passover desserts are so easy to make, budget friendly, and [...]
Andra says:
April, 02 2012at 06:07 pm
I don't like coconut, is there something to replace that with? Will it make a difference if I leave it out?
Ellen says:
March, 04 2012at 06:33 pm
Sounds Awesome!! Think my Grandchildren might enjoy these. Thanks:)
Cara says:
March, 07 2012at 11:37 am
We have a recipe in our family very similar to this, we use raspberry jam and we use oil instead of butter so that they can be eaten after a meat meal. It's something everyone in my family looks forward to year after year!
Suzanne says:
April, 05 2012at 06:07 pm
Do you mean 1 1/2 sticks of butter? Or really 1 1/2 cups? If so, that's 3 sticks of butter! It siunds delicious, but YIKES!
blair says:
April, 01 2012at 07:55 pm
how much is 11/2?
blair says:
April, 01 2012at 07:58 pm
hahah nm 1 1/2
April, 02 2012at 06:11 pm
Andra, That is a tough question. I am not sure the answer to that without trying it. The brownies are another great option though!
Peggy says:
April, 08 2013at 10:07 pm
I made this recipe and substituted almond meal instead of cake meal...awesome. My guests loved them.
Tara Pridy says:
March, 21 2014at 01:49 pm
Thanks. I'm going to mix it up and do some strawberry, some raspberry, some apricot, and some cream cheese and Choc chip with a little brown sugar.
Susan Field says:
February, 27 2015at 10:11 am
I would like to try these, I am thinking they could be just fine omitting the coconut. How well do these freeze?

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