Strawberry Crunch Recipe (2024)

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This recipe for Strawberry Crunch creates a crispy, crunchy, strawberry-flavored topping for ice cream, pies, cakes, and more!

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Ever had a Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake bar? I LOVE those old fashioned treats. And this is a copycat recipe of the topping!

Homemade Strawberry Crunch, also known as Strawberry Shortcake Crumble is a mixture of Golden Oreos, strawberry Jell-O, and butter.

It creates a truly irresistible topping that you can sprinkle over ice cream, dip homemade popsicles in, or sprinkle over Strawberry Crunch Cake.

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You just need three ingredients for this recipe:

  • Golden Oreos (24 of them)
  • One box of strawberry Jell-O
  • 4 tablespoons of melted butter

How to make Strawberry Crunch

Start by placing 24 Golden Oreos in a food processor. If you don’t have one, you can put them in a large resealable bag, and pound them with a rolling pin or meat mallet until they’re broken into very small crumbs.

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They don’t all have to be uniform.

Then, place the crumbs in a large bowl, and add the strawberry Jell-O powder (do NOT add water) and the butter. Stir until combined.

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Transfer the mixture to a sheet pan fitted with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Spread into a thin layer.

Bake for 8 minutes at 350°F. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.

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That’s it! You’ve just made the crunchy part from a strawberry shortcake bar!

How long does strawberry crunch last?

Keep the crunch topping in a covered container at room temperature. It’ll last about a week.

Uses for strawberry crunch

The uses for this crunchy strawberry topping are endless! Here are some ideas to get started:

  • On top of ice cream
  • Sprinkled on top of Strawberry Crunch Cake
  • Stirred into yogurt
  • Sprinkled onto pie (like french silk, or another whipped cream based pie)
  • On top of buttered toast
  • Roll the edges of an ice cream sandwich in it
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Check out this Strawberry Crunch Cake while you’re here! You can also make your own cake, frost it, and then sprinkle this topping on top (a chocolate + chocolate frosting + strawberry crunch would be SO good!).

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Strawberry Crunch Recipe

Published by Kate

Make a homemade strawberry crunch topping using this easy recipe. It tastes just like the crunchy part on the Strawberry Shortcake ice cream bars!

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Prep Time 10 minutes mins

Cook Time 8 minutes mins

Total Time 18 minutes mins

Course Dessert

Cuisine American

Servings 15 servings

Calories 141 kcal


  • 24 Golden Oreos
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 (3 oz) box strawberry Jell-O


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.

  • Crush the Golden Oreos into very small crumbles. You can use either a food processor, or place the Oreos in a plastic bag and pound them with a meat mallet or rolling pin. They do not all have to be the same size.

  • Place the crumbled Oreos in a medium bowl, and add strawberry Jell-O powder and melted butter. Mix gently to combine.

  • Spread the mixture onto a greased baking sheet (or top the baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat first). Bake for 8 minutes.

  • Remove from the oven and let cool.


Ideas for use: enjoy the crumble on ice cream, stirred into yogurt, rolled on the edges of ice cream sandwiches, on top of cake + frosting—the uses are endless!

Want to make different flavors of the crumble? You can substitute any flavor of Jell-O that you like!


Calories: 141kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 101mgPotassium: 19mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 93IUCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg

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Recipe is inspired by the Denver Housewife’s Strawberry Crunch Topping.

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  1. Faye says

    Strawberry Crunch Recipe (19)
    Can we store this in the freezer? How long do they last in the freezer? Can we store it in the refrigerator? How long do they last in the fridge?


    • Kate Shungu says

      I haven’t frozen it to know for sure. It’ll keep at least a week at room temperature (likely longer in the fridge).


  2. Kathryn Watkins says

    Do you take the cream filling out the oreos, before you break them up?


    • Kate Shungu says

      No, leave the cream in!


  3. Molly says

    Strawberry Crunch Recipe (20)
    I decided to use orange jell-o, but used Glutino Gluten Free vanilla sandwiched cookies. I also added cinnamon and a little nutmeg as this is for winter time (fill my vanilla gluten free cake). I’m baking this for a group of friends who one is gluten free, another can’t have chocolate and someone with a dairy sensitivity. So I made adjustments with the people I care about in mind. I love the smell and this recipe is so nice as a base recipe! Thank you! Oh I use a delicious plant butter that you can’t even tell it’s not dairy!


    • Kate Shungu says

      I’m so glad this recipe was helpful! Thanks for sharing your take on the recipe. How kind of you to accommodate for your friends!


  4. Yolanda says

    Do you know if boxed pudding would work for a vanilla crunch or pistacio crunch?


    • Kate Shungu says

      I haven’t tried it, but I doubt it—the pudding mix is very different from the gelatin mix!


    • Kate Shungu says

      I’m honestly not sure about adding them as a filling. They stay fresh for a few days if stored in a covered container (even if on top of a cake).


  5. Cyndee says

    What size box of jello? How many servings! Thank you


    • Kate Shungu says

      3 ounce box—the one that serves 4!


    • charles gregory says

      it said 3ounce box


  6. Jessica says

    Does it need to be stored in the refrigerator?


    • Kate Shungu says

      Room temperature is just fine!


  7. Linda says

    Can I add dried crushed strawberries to this?


    • Kate Shungu says

      I’ve seen recipes that include them, but I don’t think they are baked in the oven like this one is.


  8. Becky says

    Are they still soft after taking out of the oven? I’m assuming they don’t harden until cooled? 🙂


    • Kate Shungu says

      Correct—they will fully harden when cooled. Crunchy might be a better description as they don’t get rock hard! 🙂


  9. Vanessa says

    Strawberry Crunch Recipe (21)
    Should I use unsalted butter or reg butter?


    • Kate Shungu says

      I use unsalted but either is fine!


  10. CMW515 says

    Strawberry Crunch Recipe (22)
    Excellent!! Tasted just as described and easy to make.


    • Kate Shungu says

      I’m so glad that you enjoyed it—thanks for the review!


  11. Yvie says

    Strawberry Crunch Recipe (23)
    This is seriously super easy and quick to make! I’ve been craving this since a recent trip where I got an amazing sundae that had strawberry crunch packed into the ice cream.

    After cooking, the mixture is nice and crunchy! I got my hands I there to break it up a little and keep it nivel and crumbly.

    This recipe is PERFECT! You have to make this, it’s so quick and easy and the end result is exactly what you want!


    • Kate Shungu says

      I’m so glad that you enjoyed it, Yvie!


  12. Zipporah says

    What is the consistency suppose to be after they cool from the oven?


    • Kate Shungu says

      They should be crunchy after cooling.


    • Bernadine says

      How long can you keep it?


      • Kate Shungu says

        About 4–5 days in an airtight container. It will start to get harder after that.


  13. Baker22 says

    Do you remove the cream from the Oreo cookies?


    • Kate Shungu says

      No, leave it in!


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