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Fabulous Five Ingredient Raspberry Bars

Fabulous Five Ingredient Raspberry Bars. A buttery shortbread cookie crust layered with sweet raspberry jam and topped with a sweet crumb topping is an easy homemade summer dessert!

pin with close up photo of three raspberry bars stacked

Let’s celebrate the flavors of summer with these five-ingredient raspberry crumble bars.  I was first introduced to these Raspberry Bars by my dear friend, Traci. She always brings them to get togethers and had first made them for my family many years ago. We all love the light, buttery crust combined with the sweet fruit filling.

Traci shared this easy and delicious recipe with me and is happy to have me share it with you.

It is so simple to bake a batch of these Raspberry Bars! Plus, they are easy to serve, which makes them perfect for summer entertaining!

Stack of three raspberry bars stacked with raspberries around it.

Why You’ll Love Raspberry Bars

  • These raspberry bars require only five ingredients.
  • They are quick and easy to make.
  • They are versatile. Other variations could include blueberry, strawberry, or blackberry jam…oh, the possibilities!
view of raspberry bar ingredients: flour, sugar, butter, egg, seedless raspberry jam

Raspberry Bar Ingredients

  • Unsalted Butter – softened to room temperature
  • Flour – all purpose
  • Sugar – white granulated
  • Egg
  • Seedless Raspberry Jam – Or, any jam of your choice!
view of process of adding ingredients to make raspberry bar dough

How to Make Raspberry Bars

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line your 9 x 13 baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Using an electric mixer, combine butter, flour, sugar and egg and mix on low until crumbly.
  3. Press this mixture into a greased 9 inch by 13 inch baking dish.  
  4. Reserve about 1 1/2 cups of the mixture for a crumb topping.
  5. Evenly spread raspberry jam onto the crust.
  6. Crumble reserved topping over the jam and press lightly.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, until golden brown.  
  8. Cut when cool and enjoy!
flatlay of raspberry bars on marble counter

Tips and Suggestions

  • Use room temperature ingredients. Let the butter and egg sit out so they are at room temperature.
  • Use parchment paper for easy clean up.
  • Experiment with a variety of flavors by trying different flavors of jam. I love making a blueberry version, using my homemade blueberry jam.
  • Add 1 cup of chopped walnuts to the dough to add a mild, buttery flavor.
close up photo of three raspberry bars stacked

I hope you give these raspberry bars a try! If you do, please post and tag me! I would love to connect with you on FacebookInstagramPinterest, or here on the blog! 

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Fabulous Five Ingredient Raspberry Bars

Fabulous Five Ingredient Raspberry Bars. A buttery shortbread cookie crust layered with sweet raspberry jam and topped with a sweet crumb topping is an easy homemade summer dessert!
4.75 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 24 bars


  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 jar seedless raspberry jam 9-12 ounce jar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Using an electric mixer on low setting, combine the first four ingredients until crumbly. Reserve 1 1/2 cups for topping.
  • Press the rest into a prepared 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
  • Evenly spread entire jar of seedless raspberry jam on top of the crust.
  • Crumble reserved topping over jam and press lightly.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Cut when cool. Enjoy!
Keyword bar cookies, raspberry bars

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  1. I can’t wait to try these!!! I love recipes with only a few ingredients!

    1. Thank you so much, Heather! Your kind words are appreciated. I hope you give this recipe a try and enjoy!!

    2. 5 stars
      These bars are very easy and delicious! I’ve made them a few times now and always get rave reviews. Now I’m off to make them again for coffee hour at church. Thank you!

      1. You made my day, Sue! I am so happy you are enjoying them! Thank you so much for your kind comment. Happy baking, my friend!

  2. These look AMAZING. And so simple. How is it possible they’re so simple?

    Yum. I think I need to make these in the next week or so!!

  3. First of all, my husband is a huge fan of everything with raspberries. These look delicious and your food photography is beautiful!

    1. Thank you so much, Cathy! I appreciate your kind words and I hope you and your husband enjoy this recipe!

  4. These look so very similar to a recipe I make every Christmas! So delicious and and super simple to whip up. And no one would ever guess how simple they are to put together!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment! I’m sure your Christmas recipe is delicious! πŸ™‚ I love recipes that are simple to put together!

  5. I did save for later. I love raspberries and I love bar cookies. I may need to experiment with this a little to make it more Weight Watchers friendly, but for company – maybe not.

    1. Thank you so much, Alana! I would love to find a way to make these a little more WW friendly too! Since I don’t make them too often, they are a delicious treat! πŸ™‚

  6. These sound lovely and with only five ingredients they sound so easy too πŸ™‚

    1. I appreciate your kind words, Amber! Yes, these are so easy and delicious. I hope you give them a try! πŸ™‚

  7. This recipe reminds me of the ones my Mom use to make. Simple so the berry flavour comes through. Looks really delicious and its very pretty.

    1. Thank you so much, Leanna! I love recipes that remind me of my childhood. These are so simple and delicious. I hope you give them a try!

  8. Lynne, a five ingredient dessert is just the ticket for a summer treat!
    I’m putting together another Friday with Friends post – set for August 7th and would love to include these raspberry bars as one of the features.
    Please let me know if you’re interested πŸ™‚

    Take care

    1. Thanks so much, Rachelle! That would be wonderful! I appreciate the opportunity to be included in your post. πŸ™‚

      1. Great!
        I will let you know when it goes live.
        Are you going to Haven? This is my first year – so excited πŸ™‚

        take care

        1. Thanks so much!! πŸ™‚ Unfortunately, I am not going this year. I went for the last two years and it is wonderful! I know you’ll have an amazing experience!! Can’t wait to hear all about it! xo

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and for featuring this post! Hope you are enjoying a wonderful week, my friend! xo

  9. Oh, yum Lynne. These look absolutely amazing. I am going to share a link to your recipe with my readers in my weekly recap post tomorrow.

    Can’t wait to try these. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much, Jen! I hope you and your family enjoy them as much as we do! I appreciate you sharing this recipe with your readers! Wishing you a great week ahead!

  10. Lynne – These raspberry bars look amazing! And I love how easy they are to make. I am pinning this to my Receipt Sweet Treats Pinterest board – ! Looking forward to making them. Happy Summer!

    1. Happy Summer, Kristine! Thank you so much for your kind words and for the pin! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do! xo

  11. Thank you for sharing! I love a simple recipe and this sounds so good!!

  12. 5 stars
    Ohhh I love that you add chopped walnuts to this recipe. Sounds really good!

  13. They look delicious. I make something similar and love using up whatever fruit I have around the house to make them.

    1. Yes! I also love to use what I have in the house. I just made a batch of blueberry jam, so I am planning on using that next! Have a wonderful week, Elizabeth!

  14. Those raspberry bars look so amazing! I can’t believe something that looks so yummy is that simple to make! A perfect sweet treat for summer! Pinning them now! Happy Day!

  15. Rachel - Tea and Forget-me-nots says:

    Raspberries are my 2 year old’s absolute favourite. I now have some inspiration for things to make with him. Thanks for sharing!

  16. These look so good. I love raspberry and just never think to use them. Now I need to add to my grocery list.

  17. Hi! My dough isn’t crumbly at all! Just wondering if the butter measurement in the recipe is correct?!

  18. Yummy! This recipe looks like the perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day dinner.
    Happy Valentine’s Day,

    1. Thanks so much, Nicolle! I appreciate your kind words and would love to join in! Thank you for the invite!

  19. Yummy! You can take these bars up a notch by adding white chocolate chips right before the final crumb topping. Decadent. I make these when taking a dessert to a group event–the calories never make it back to my home, which is a good thing! Lol

  20. 5 stars
    I had eaten these (or something very similar) at a women’s retreat and came home looking to recreate what I had tried. First recipe from another site was disappointing and not what I was trying to duplicate, so searched some more, and found these. Made them last night, and ate 3 before bed — yup … these are what I was looking for! I dusted mine with powdered sugar, simply because that is how I first tried them. Easy and delicious — thanks!

  21. Becky Goodman says:

    Great, tasty, easy recipe. We added drops of peanut butter to half of them for a PBJ bar. Will be using it again. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

  22. Rachel TerBeek says:

    Has anyone tried sprinkling some choc chips on top? Sounds yummy

  23. Can you roll out the extra dough and make cut outs instead of crumbles?


    1. What a great idea! I have never done that, but if you try it, please let me know how it works. πŸ™‚

  24. 5 stars
    These were delicious! Will make again, next time I’m going to try blackberry jelly.

  25. Can these be frozen a week ahead of time?

    1. I haven’t tried freezing them, but I wouldn’t anticipate it being a problem. If you do freeze them, please let me know how it works for you. πŸ™‚

  26. Can you use jelly instead of jam? Looks delicious!

    1. Hi Peggy! Thanks for visiting! I have never tried making this recipe with jelly. If you try it, please let me know how it works out. Thank you! πŸ™‚

  27. 3 stars
    Can you use other flavors of jam instead of just raspberry?

  28. 5 stars
    Just like their name, these bars really are FABULOUS!
    So easy to make. I baked just slightly longer than noted to get a crispier top. These are the BEST raspberry bars ever. Will definitely make them again very soon!

    1. I am so glad you enjoyed them, Julie! Thank you for your kind comment. I appreciate it! Wishing you a great start to your week!

  29. 5 stars
    This looks delicious. I will be making this for a treat tonight.

  30. 5 stars
    Oh wow, this looks amazing, I can’t wait to try it, pinned!

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