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Strawberry Crunch Topping

Total Time: 5 mins

This Strawberry Crunch Topping recipe is easy, delicious, and full of strawberry vanilla flavors. It is ready in 5 minutes, requires no baking, and it is the perfect crispy for topping ice cream, cakes, pies, and more! Best part, it is made with freeze dried strawberries NOT Jell-O!

Try out my Strawberry Crunch Cupcakes, they are loaded with this Strawberry Crunch Topping!

Strawberry Crunch Topping in a white bowl surrounded by cookie crumbs and strawberries.

This Strawberry Crunch Topping is the perfect balance of vanilla and real strawberry flavor. Not to mention, it looks beautiful on any recipe with it’s specks of pink, red, and cream colors. The absolute perfect crunchy crumble topping to so many things.

Why You’ll LOVE This Strawberry Crunch Topping

  1. It is made with freeze dried strawberries (not Jell-O). This gives the crunch a truer strawberry flavor, in my humble opinion.
  2. There is no baking required which means it takes even less time to make.
  3. It is reminiscent of the strawberry shortcake ice cream bars we all ate as kids (if you loved those, then you’re going to love this!)

Ingredients You Will Need:

  • Golden Oreos: You can also use any brand or variety of vanilla sandwich cookies if Oreos are not a possibility.
  • Freeze Dried Strawberries: I find these in the aisle with dried fruits and nuts. Do not substitute for fresh strawberries or your crumble will be wet and watery.
  • Melted Butter: I use whatever I have on hand at the time: salted, unsalted, vegan, spreadable, it is all the same.
Ingredients for Strawberry Crunch Topping: Golden Oreos, freeze-dried strawberries, and butter.

How To Make Strawberry Crunch Topping

This recipe is only 1 step! All you need to do is throw the Golden Oreos, freeze dried strawberries, and melted butter into a food processor. Pulse it until everything has broken down into small, sandy crumbles. Remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect.

Uses for Homemade Strawberry Crunch Topping

This topping can be used with many different recipes making the possibilities truly endless. Basically you can put it on anything you would want a strawberry cookie crumble topping on.

My favorite ways to enjoy it are on…

  • ice cream
  • cheesecake
  • cakes and cupcakes
  • pies
  • oatmeal
  • yogurt

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) About Strawberry Crunch Topping

What if I do not have a food processor?

Not a problem! Alternatively, you can use a gallon bag and a rolling pin or meat cleaver. You will want to crush down the Golden Oreos and freeze dried strawberries first before tossing the mixture into the melted butter.

How long does this Strawberry Crunch Topping last?

If stored in an airtight container and in the refrigerator or freezer, this topping can last up to six months. I guarantee you will not have this Strawberry Crunch Topping for long because it is that good!

Can I make this Crunch Topping another flavor?

YES! Feel free to substitute the freeze dried fruit for other flavors: blueberry, mango, apple, etc. You can also use different types of Oreos and sandwich cookies: chocolate, strawberry, etc.

Pouring Strawberry Crunch Crumble into a dish.

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Strawberry Crunch Topping in a white bowl surrounded by cookie crumbs and strawberries.

Strawberry Crunch Topping

Elizabeth Swoish
This Strawberry Crunch Topping recipe is easy, delicious, and full of strawberry vanilla flavors. It is ready in 5 minutes, requires no baking, and it is the perfect crispy crumble topping to so many things. Not to mention, it is beautiful on any recipe with specks of pink, red, and cream colors.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 32 tablespoons
Calories 31 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ounce freeze dried strawberries
  • 16 Golden Oreos; or vanilla sandwich cookies
  • 2 tablespoons butter; melted

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients (freeze dried strawberries, Golden Oreos, and melted butter into a food processor.*
  • Pulse until it becomes a sandy, crumble texture.

Video

Notes

Storing Information:
  • In an air-tight container, refrigerated or frozen, for up to 6 months.
Alternative to Food Processor: Place the freeze dried strawberries and Golden Oreos into a gallon bag and crush with a rolling pin or meat cleaver. Pour it into a bowl and toss in the melted unsalted butter.
Keyword NO BAKE, OREOS, STRAWBERRY, STRAWBERRY CRUNCH, STRAWBERRY CRUNCH TOPPING

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By Elizabeth Swoish on August 11th, 2022

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