Want to learn how to make strawberry crunch? In this fast paced video we’ll learn how easy it is to make! We’ll also learn about the ingredients and where to find them.
To the uninitiated, it may seem like dessert is easy to fill the stomach of a tickled taste bud with. But just because some things look like they should be good, doesn’t mean they are. This lesson was recently learned when I had to learn how to make strawberry crunch from scratch.
Strawberry Crunch Topping
Strawberry Crunch Topping or strawberry shortcake crumbles are easy to make crumble that is perfect for adding to ice cream, cookies, cakes, pies, and more. Strawberry Crunch Topping uses only 3 ingredients and is ready in under 15 minutes.
This strawberry crunch topping recipe does not use pudding mix or flour, but instead golden Oreos. Strawberry crunch topping is a fun reddish-pink color and adds a lovely pop of color and flavor to any of your desserts. I used mine on Strawberry Cheesecake Hot Cocoa Bombs.
Strawberry Crunch Topping
Strawberry Crunch Topping is so easy to make and can be used in a variety of ways. Add it as a topping to your ice cream, on top blondies, frosted sugar cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and even a pie.
How to Store Strawberry Crunch Topping
Store strawberry crunch topping for 2-3 months in your pantry in an airtight container or 4-6 months in the fridge or freezer in an airtight container.
However, I would recommend using the crumbles within a week or so for maximum freshness.
How to Make Strawberry Crunch Topping
You are going to need
- 22 Golden Oreos
- 1 package of Strawberry Jello, 3 oz box
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup of melted butter
Here is how to make your Strawberry Crunch Topping
Preheat oven to 350.
Melt your butter in the microwave until fully melted.
Place your golden Oreos into a Ziploc bag and use a rolling pin to crush them. You can also use a food processor or meat mallet, smooth side. You want them to be in small crumbles.
Once your Oreos are crushed place them into a bowl.
Add the strawberry Jello over the oreo crumbles and mix to combine.
Updated Tip: Since I have had a couple of people say their mix was watery I would suggest adding half the melted butter or 1/4 cup of melted butter to the oreo crumble and mix it together. I use 1/2 cup of melted butter and have no issues. So my suggestion is to add half the butter and see how it looks. If it’s not looking wet enough (like my pics below) then add more melted butter.
Pour the melted butter over the Jello and Oreo mixture and mix well.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place the strawberry crumble onto the baking sheet and smooth it into an even layer.
Bake for 7-8 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let it cool.
Break the crumble into chunks and place it back into a Ziploc bag. Crush it up again.
Store in an airtight container for up to several days in the fridge.
Strawberry Shortcake Crumble Topping Tips & Tricks
I have had 2 people email saying their crumble was a soupy mess. I have made this recipe a bunch of times and have never had this issue. My suggestion would be to add more crushed Oreos to thicken it up, but please make sure to follow the recipe instructions. I have step-by-step instructions with pictures posted so you can see my process. The Oreo and Jello mix should combine together and the butter should turn it into a crumble. The mix will melt some when baked and will be “flat and melted” onto the parchment paper, but it should peel right off of the parchment paper when cooled. You then crumble it again and store it in the fridge.
EASY STRAWBERRY CRUNCH TOPPING – NO BAKE RECIPE
Strawberry shortcake crumble is inspired by the nostalgic Good Humor ice cream bars, I loved growing up. This no bake recipe uses my two favorites cookies creme wafers and Golden Oreos. No need to turn on your oven, no jello gelatine mix, no vanilla pudding mix or butter.
WHAT IS STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE CRUNCH TOPPING?
A sweet mixture of vanilla and strawberry crumbs that form a cookie crumbles. You’ll see specks of pink and creme colors in this wonderful dessert crunch.
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE CRUNCH DESSERTS
This cookie crumble topping can be used in so many amazing desserts. Cheesecake, ice cream, cupcakes, bars, pies, fresh chocolate covered strawberries, layered cakes, doughnuts, muffins, yogurt, or even oatmeal.
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN NO BAKE STRAWBERRY CRUNCH?
This shelf stable recipe uses just two ingredients. Pink strawberry wafers and golden oreos.
Wafers – Pink Strawberry Flavored Creme Sugar Wafers
Vanilla Cream Filled Cookies – I used double-stuffed Golden Oreos.
HOW TO MAKE STRAWBERRY CRUNCH TOPPING
Step 1- Crumble – Use a food processor or small blender to crumble the wafers and vanilla cookies separately.
Step 2 – Mix – Place both crumbles in a bowl and mix. Ready to eat.
If you do not have a food processor or blender, use a plastic storage bag and rolling pin to crumble the cookies.
Do not over blend or process, to prevent a very fine or flour like mixture. You want to see some crumble chunks.
HOW TO STORE STRAWBERRY CRUNCH TOPPING?
Store your strawberry crumbles in an airtight container. Since this is a shelf stable recipe it can be stored in a cool dry pantry, in the refrigerator or freezer.
HOW LONG DOES STRAWBERRY CRUMBLE TOPPING LAST?
No bake crunch topping can last up to a month in a cool dry pantry, make sure it is in an airtight container. If you prefer to store it in the refrigerator, for up to two months or in the freezer for up to six months.
3 Ingredient Strawberry Crunch Crumble Recipe
Strawberry Crunch Crumble Recipe
Last year I shared a recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Crunch Cake. It was a delicious cake covered in strawberry crunch topping that tasted just like your favorite ice cream bars.
You added the strawberry shortcake crumbles inside the layer cake, sides, and top of the cake and it was loaded with flavors!
Yes – the homemade version of this tastes like those strawberry ice cream bars that you get from an ice cream truck! It’s the outside of the ice cream bar.
The strawberry gelatin mix gives it a nice pink color and strawberry flavor. The best part is that it only requires 3 ingredients! Don’t wait for a special occasion to make this cake.
I realized that some people may like to use this shortcake crumble recipe on more than just that cake recipe. So here are a few suggestions.
How to use strawberry crunchy topping
- Rice Krispy Treats with the crumble
- Chocolate-covered strawberries sipped in chocolate and then rolled in the crumble
- Strawberry crunch poke cake
- Strawberry shortcake cheesecake cake – Sprinkle the homemade strawberry crunch crumbles on top of the cheesecake or make this as the crust!
- Add it on top of your vanilla ice cream sundaes
- Turn the cake into strawberry crunch cupcakes
- Make a strawberry shortcake with fresh strawberries, top it with whipped cream or cool whip and sprinkle with strawberry crunchies.
- Whip up a strawberry cake mix, top with cream cheese frosting, and sprinkle with the crumbles.
You can go crazy with strawberry recipes when it is strawberry season.
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What you need to make the Strawberry Shortcake Crumble Recipe
- Golden Oreo Cookies
- Small Box Mix Of Strawberry JellO
- Melted Butter
How To Make The strawberry crunch crumble
Pulse the Golden Oreos in a food processor on high speed until they are crumbly – it will be a coarse crumb. Or add the cookies to a plastic ziptop bag and smash it with a rolling pin.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together the crumbled Oreo cookies, butter, and the strawberry Jell-O powder.
Set on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and let it “dry” for about an hour.
Store the crumble in an airtight container and eat within 1 week.
Use as suggested above or place an even layer around a cake.
Pro Tip – if you are using this to add to a strawberry crunch cake, make sure you put the cake on a pedestal and add a baking sheet under it so that as the small crumbles fall off the cake the baking sheet will catch the crumbles. Or you can place wax paper under the plate so you can catch it and reuse what falls off.
Next time you go to the grocery store grab all the ingredients to make this quick homemade strawberry crumble recipe.
3 Ingredient Strawberry Crunch Crumble Recipe
Make this easy, 3 Ingredient Strawberry Crunch Crumble Recipe and enjoy it on cakes, ice cream, and more! It tastes like strawberry shortcake!PREP TIME5 minutesADDITIONAL TIME45 minutesTOTAL TIME50 minutes
- 18 Golden Oreo Cookies
- 4 Tablespoons Butter, melted
- 3 Tablespoons Strawberry Jello
- Pulse the Golden Oreos in a food processor until they are crumbly.
- Mix together the crumbled Oreos, butter, and the strawberry Jell-O powder.
- Set on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and let it “dry” for about 45 minutes – 1 hour.
- Store in an airtight container up to 1 week.
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE CRUMBLE
How to make Strawberry Shortcake Crumble with Golden Oreos — this easy, no bake strawberry crunch topping recipe only takes three ingredients! Trust me, this strawberry shortcake crumb topping will make all your favorite desserts better! Try it with my No-Churn Strawberry Ice Cream, add it as a fun topping on Vanilla Cake with Strawberries, or mix it into my Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats!
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE CRUMB TOPPING
If you’ve had those strawberry shortcake ice cream bars, you might have some idea how yummy this strawberry crunch topping is! It’s got a bright, bold strawberry flavor, along with rich buttery vanilla crumbs just perfect for pairing with other desserts. Or if you’re like me, you’ll be tempted to eat it with a spoon!
NO-BAKE STRAWBERRY CRUNCH TOPPING
This easy strawberry shortcake crumb topping is a no-bake recipe, and only requires three ingredients! It couldn’t be easier to make, and you’ll be making it so often!
WHAT ARE STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE CRUMBS MADE OF?
- freeze-dried strawberries – these are the secret ingredient! They add tons of strawberry flavor and color without adding too much moisture. That way our strawberry crunch topping is the perfect texture!
- Golden Oreos – I use a full 14-ounce package of Golden Oreos (or another similar vanilla sandwich cookie). It ends up being about 36 cookies.
- salted butter – we’ll bring this mixture together with some melted butter. Using salted butter helps to bring out the flavors in our strawberry crunch topping, but if you only have unsalted just add a few pinches of salt to taste.
I use a food processor to make this no bake strawberry crunch topping, and it was so easy! Or if you don’t have a food processor, you can still make this strawberry crunch topping super easy by crushing the strawberries and cookies with a gallon-size freezer bag and a rolling pin.
HOW DO YOU MAKE STRAWBERRY CRUMBLE WITH GOLDEN OREOS?
It’s so easy! Just toss your freeze-dried strawberries and cookies into your food processor and pulse once or twice. Add in your melted butter and pulse again until the mixture reaches the consistency you like! If you don’t have a food processor, just place the strawberries and cookies in a gallon-size freezer bag and use a rolling pin to crush them into crumbs. Then transfer them both to a bowl and stir in your melted butter. That’s it
TIPS AND F.A.Q.
Can I make this a vegan strawberry shortcake crumble?
You sure can! Since Golden Oreos are considered by many in the vegan community to be vegan, you can just swap out the butter in this recipe for vegan butter and you’re good to go!Why is it called shortcake?
Shortcake refers to a cake or biscuit that is crumbly or crispy. The “short” part of the name refers to the crisp texture, which is usually achieved by adding butter or another type of fat. In this strawberry shortcake crumb topping, we’re not using a traditional shortcake, but it’s more inspired by the beloved Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake frozen treat!