Ever since I made that Berry Tart, I’ve been wanting to bake something else with blackberries. Raspberries seem to be my berry of choice, but those blackberries in that tart really had me wanting to stray a bit from the usual.
Of course, berry crumb bars don’t exactly qualify as straying from the usual. This isn’t groundbreaking territory. But, it’s one of those desserts that never seems to go wrong.
I wasn’t expecting any surprises with this recipe, but I did get a little one. The bottom layer, which I had assumed would be mostly crunchy like a cookie base, was not like I expected it all. It was soft and dense, like cake.
I’m not sure I like one way more than the other, but it was a break from the norm. It seemed to dress these up immediately, taking them from a low-key dessert to a dinner table dessert. A little (or big) dollop of ice cream, and you’ve got a wonderful summer dessert.