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Blueberry Muffin-Inspired Cookie Bars: Gooey meets fudgy with a delicious crumble topping

Blueberry Muffin-Inspired Cookie Bars: Gooey meets fudgy with a delicious crumble topping

Experience the delicious fusion of gooey cookie and fudgy blondie textures with our blueberry muffin-inspired cookie bars. These bars incorporate all the beloved flavors of a classic blueberry muffin, enhanced with the sweetness of white chocolate chips and topped with a golden crumble. Versatile in its preparation, this recipe offers dairy and dairy-free ingredient options, ensuring that everyone can indulge in this mouth-watering treat.

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Why you'll love it: These cookie bars are a creative take on traditional blueberry muffins, combining the soft, chewy texture of blondies with the crunchy, sweet topping of a crumble. The burst of blueberries and melty white chocolate chips in every bite make these bars irresistibly delicious. They're easy to make and perfect for anyone looking for a comforting and impressive homemade dessert.

Perfect Occasion: These bars are ideal for brunches, afternoon tea, family gatherings or as a special treat during the holidays. They're also perfect for bake sales or as homemade gifts, carefully packaged in a decorative box.

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Decorating Tips: Serve these bars with a dusting of powdered sugar for an extra touch of sweetness and elegance. Serve it with fresh blueberries or a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream for those who desire a richer dessert experience.

Ingredients:

  • For the cookie:
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 100g light brown sugar
    • 130 g butter (milk or dairy-free) melted
    • 40 g Greek yogurt (with or without dairy)
    • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
    • 220 g plain flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 180g blueberries
    • 100 g white chocolate chips (milk or dairy-free)
  • For the crumble topping:
    • 25 g butter (milk or dairy-free), melted
    • 50g brown sugar
    • 80 g plain flour

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the crumble:
    • In a bowl, combine the melted butter, brown sugar and flour. Refrigerate this mixture while preparing the cookie base.
  2. Make the cookie base:
    • Beat together the melted butter and both sugars until well combined.
    • Stir in the yogurt and vanilla extract.
    • Gradually add the dry ingredients, mixing until everything is well combined to avoid overmixing.
    • Gently fold in the blueberries and white chocolate chips.
    • Line a 6-inch baking pan with baking paper and press the cookie dough evenly into the bottom.
    • Spread the chilled crumble topping evenly over the cookie dough.
    • Refrigerate assembled bars for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Pastry shop:
    • Preheat the oven to 170°C (fan).
    • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until top is golden brown.
    • Let cool in the pan before slicing.

Enjoy these delicious blueberry muffin-inspired cookie bars, where each bite offers a nostalgic nod to your favorite blueberry muffins combined with the pleasure of a sweet treat.

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