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Strawberry Crunch Topping

5 from 6 votes
Time: 5 minutes
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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!

You should also try my popular Strawberry Crunch Cupcakes, they are loaded with this delicious crumble topping!

Bowl of strawberry crunch crumbles ready to sprinkle on desserts.

This Strawberry Crunch Topping is the perfect balance of vanilla and real, sweet 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. Made with freeze dried strawberries (not Jell-O). This gives the crunch a truer strawberry flavor, in my humble opinion.
  2. A no bake strawberry crunch recipe which means even less time to make.
  3. Reminiscent of the strawberry shortcake crumble ice cream bars we all ate as kids (if you loved those, then you’re going to love this!)

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3 Ingredient Strawberry Crunch Topping

Below is a list of the ingredients you will need, plus a few notes.

  1. Golden Oreos: You can also use any brand or variety of vanilla sandwich cookies if Oreos are not a possibility.
  2. Freeze Dried Strawberries: This brand is my favorite but you can also find them at your local grocery store in the aisle with dried fruits and nuts. Do not substitute for fresh strawberries or your crumble will be wet and watery.
  3. Melted Butter: I use whatever I have on hand at the time: salted, unsalted, vegan, spreadable, it is all the same.

Equipment Needed

  • Food Processor: You can also use a high speed blender. If you do not have either I recommend using a reusable gallon and rolling pin or meat cleaver.
  • Glass Airtight Container: Used for storing. It will keep moisture out so your crumble topping stays fresh and crunchy.
Ingredients for Strawberry Crunch Topping: Golden Oreos, freeze-dried strawberries, and butter.

How To Make Strawberry Crunch Topping

This Strawberry Crunch recipe is only 1 step! You heard me, 1 step!

All you need to do is throw the Golden Oreo cookies, 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

This crunch 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, nice cream, and frozen yogurt
  • no bake cheesecake or baked cheesecakes like this New York Cheesecake
  • cakes and cupcakes- you’ll love my Strawberry Crunch Cupcakes or try topping a simple vanilla cake and make a strawberry crunch cake.
  • pies
  • oatmeal
  • yogurt
Pouring Strawberry Crunch Crumble into a dish.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Can I make strawberry crunch without a food processor or blender?

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 with other flavors?

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.

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

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

Strawberry Crunch Topping

Elizabeth Swoish
This super easy Strawberry Crunch Topping recipe is full of strawberry vanilla flavors. With only 5 minutes and 3 ingredients, it is the perfect crispy crumble topping to so many things.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 32 tablespoons
Calories 31 kcal



  • 1 ounce freeze dried strawberries - from Thousand Lakes
  • 16 Golden Oreos - or vanilla sandwich cookies
  • 2 tablespoons butter - melted


  • Place all ingredients into a food processor, freeze dried strawberries, Golden Oreos or vanilla sandwich cookies, and melted butter.*
    Step 1. Place the Golden Oreos, freeze-dried strawberries, and melted butter in a food processor and pulse.
  • Pulse until combined and there are thick crumbles. Be careful to not over pulse the mixture or it will become sandy.
    Fully pulsed Strawberry Crunch Topping in food processor ready to eat.



* Don’t Have A 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.

Storing Information:

  • Refrigerated, in an air-tight container, for up to 1 month.
  • Frozen, in an air-tight container, for up to 3 months.

Metric conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information.

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By Elizabeth Swoish on August 11th, 2022
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About Elizabeth Swoish

Elizabeth Swoish is the founder and CEO of Entirely Elizabeth. She is a self-taught foodie and mocktail enthusiast with a business degree in data analysis. Read Elizabeth's food journey or connect on your favorite social media channels.

6 thoughts on “Strawberry Crunch Topping”

  1. 5 stars
    I just want you to know how much I love this!! We recently bought an ice cream shop and plan to use this on our sundays and possibly on our homemade ice cream sandwiches. I’m also using this on my chocolate covered pretzels and my cake pops!!
    I’ve been looking for a recipe that used real strawberries, not jello,and this is wonderful!! Can’t thank you enough for sharing!!

  2. 5 stars
    Love, love, love this crunch topping! Recently used it on my granddaughter’s birthday cupcakes and it was a huge hit!

  3. 5 stars
    This is so much better than any other strawberry crunch topping I’ve had. The strawberry vanilla flavors are delicious and the texture is perfect!

  4. 5 stars
    Yum! I used my Vitamix to make this and it came out perfectly. We’ve been using it as a topping for vanilla ice cream – such a treat!

  5. 5 stars
    I made this for a topping for ice cream for my kids and they loved it! It was really easy to make too. Thanks for the recipe!!

  6. 5 stars
    I keep seeing pictures with the topping and never knew how to make it. Thanks for posting just the recipe for the crunch. This is now my favorite yogurt topping.


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