Easy Strawberry Crunch Recipe


Strawberry Crunch Recipe is a recipe to make that delicious crumb coating that you can get on store bought ice cream bars. You know the ones we’re talking about? It’s not your average no bake strawberry crunch topping, but it’s so good you’ll want to eat it on everything. Well, almost everything.

strawberry crunch recipe Pinterest Pin
strawberry crunch recipe Pinterest Pin

What is Strawberry Shortcake Crunch Topping?

Strawberry shortcake crunch topping is a delicious recipe that can be used for topping many desserts or sweet dishes. Remember the Good Humor Strawberry Crunch Ice Cream Bars? Yeah, we know you’re fond of them. And we are too.

THIS is a copycat recipe that will make your mouth water for that tasty strawberry crunch recipe you’re fond of. It’s that good.

Equipment You’ll Need

Food Processor (use rolling pin instead as optional)
Rolling Pin and Zipped food storage bag
Baking Sheet
Parchment Paper

How Do You Make Strawberry Crumble with Golden Oreos?

Just follow our step-by-step instructions below to make this wonderfully tasty treat that’s so versatile and useful as a topping for many desserts, dishes, and treats. And yes, Golden Oreos are the key to a delicious outcome.

strawberry crunch topping baked
strawberry crunch topping baked

How to Store Strawberry Crunch Topping

To store strawberry crunch topping, you can either place it in an airtight container on the countertop for up to 3 days, or seal it in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

You can also freeze it by placing it in a zipped freezer bag in the freezer for up to 3 months. If the mixture turns a bit soggy after it’s thawed, you can freshen it up by spreading it on a baking sheet in a 350F degree oven for 5 minutes.

strawberry crunch recipe ingredients
strawberry crunch recipe ingredients

You Are Going to Need

To make this recipe, you’ll need just 3 simple ingredients. You’ll use:
20 Golden Oreo sandwich cookies
3 oz box Strawberry Jell-O
¼ cup Butter

What is Strawberry Crunch Topping Used For?

Strawberry Crunch recipe can be used for a variety of purposes. And we believe that really the sky’s the limit. Here are some ideas of how to use strawberry crunchy topping:

Ice Cream Topping. Using easy Strawberry Crunch Recipe on top of ice cream is what comes to mind first simply because of its use on the Good Humor Ice Cream Bars. But no matter how you decide to use it, there are plenty of options.

Cheesecake Topping. If you’re making a cheesecake like this one or making these ultimate strawberry cheesecake cones, Strawberry Crunch Recipe is a match made in heaven as far as topping possibilities are concerned. Add some sliced fresh strawberries on top too for a lovely visual appeal.

Hot Cocoa Bombs. Thinking of making hot cocoa bombs? Strawberry Crunch Recipe Jell-O is a delicious addition to be used as one of your hot cocoa bomb fillings. And it’s festive too!

Cake Topping. Whether you’re making a strawberry crunch icebox cake or a strawberry banana cake like this one, consider sprinkling it with strawberry crunch recipe with golden Oreos on top for a beautiful and delicious finish.

Strawberry Shortcake. Whether you’re making strawberry crunch recipe for strawberries or raspberry crunch recipe for raspberry shortcake, it makes a festive topping for either one. 

Strawberry Pie. Maybe you’re making a summertime all-time favorite Strawberry Shortcake Freezer Pie or this mouthwatering seasonal strawberry pie, topping it with a hefty helping of strawberry crunch recipe makes it delicious and adds another dimension of texture.

Poke Cakes. Strawberry crunch recipe from scratch is perfect for topping or layering all your festive poke cakes. The flavor coordinates very well because most poke cakes are made with Jell-O and so is this recipe. It adds great texture.

Coated Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Consider using strawberry cookie crunch recipe to coat your chocolate covered strawberries for Father’s Day or any occasion. Dip just the tip of the chocolate dipped strawberry in the strawberry crunch recipe or sprinkle it over the whole thing.

Waffles and Pancakes. If you’re like our family, berry topped waffles and pancakes with real whipped cream is a favorite. Why not finish this delicious dish off with a few sprinkles of the best strawberry crunch recipe!

Yogurt Parfaits.  You know those fancy layered berry parfaits with yogurt? They’re fun to make and topping them with strawberry shortcake crunch recipe is sure to be one that you’ll do again and again.

strawberry crunch with oreos
strawberry crunch with oreos

Recipe Variations

Our recipe is originally made with strawberry as the flavor, but that doesn’t mean that’s the only option. You can literally make this recipe using any flavor of Jell-O.

Change the Jell-O flavor. A quick search on the current flavors of Jell-O on store shelves shows that this recipe can potentially be made in Apricot, Berry Blue, Black Cherry, Blackberry, Blackberry Fusion, Cherry, Cherry Lemonade, Concord Grape, Cotton Candy, Fruit Punch, Grape, Green Apple, Lemon, Lemon-Lime, Lime, Mango, Margarita, Melon Fusion, Orange, Peach, Pineapple, Raspberry, Strawberry, Strawberry-Banana, Tropical Fusion, and Watermelon.

So the sky really is the limit when it comes to flavor variations and color variations.

Change the cookie flavor. Another way you can vary this recipe is by changing out the flavor of Oreo cookies used. Our recipe calls for Golden Oreos because this is a mild flavor and color and allows the strawberry flavor of the Jell-O to shine through.

You can potentially alter your crunch recipe flavor by using one of the many other flavors of Oreo cookies.

A quick search shows Oreo flavors of lemon, caramel coconut, chocolate marshmallow, carrot cake, chocolate peanut butter, dark chocolate, peanut butter pie, birthday cake, chocolate chocolate, chocolate mint, chocolate hazelnut, java chip, and toffee crunch, as well as other seasonal flavors.

strawberry crunch topping
strawberry crunch topping

How to Make Strawberry Crunch Recipe Topping

To make this deliciously tasty Strawberry Scooter Crunch Recipe, you’ll need to gather your ingredients, crush the Oreos, stir in the Jell-O, and add the butter. You’ll then bake the mixture briefly to make it nice and crisp. Let it cool, serve, and enjoy in so many ways!


20 Golden Oreo sandwich cookies
3 oz box Strawberry Jell-O
¼ cup Butter


1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees and prepare a baking sheet, lining it with parchment paper.

2. Melt the butter using either a microwave safe bowl and microwaving it for 10 seconds or until fully melted.

3. Crush your Oreos using either a food processor or place them inside a zipped food storage bag and use a rolling pin to crush them as finely as possible.

4. Place the crushed Oreos into a mixing bowl and add your package of strawberry Jell-O and stir until mixed.

5. Add half your melted butter to the mixture and stir until well combined. If your mixture still looks dry, add the remaining melted butter, and mix well.

6.  Transfer the Strawberry Crunch Recipe mixture to the prepared baking sheet and smooth into an even layer.

7. Bake for about 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.

8. Serve and enjoy.  

Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

Following are frequently asked questions for Strawberry Crunch Recipe. If you have a question that’s not answered here, feel free to drop it in the comments box below and we’ll be happy to answer it.

Can I make this a vegan strawberry shortcake crumble? 

Yes, you can make this recipe vegan. Though it has been widely debated, Oreos are made without milk, so according to many vegans, they qualify as a vegan food.  

If, however, you have a dairy allergy, you’ll still likely want to avoid Oreos because they are made in a facility that can include dairy contamination. For a vegan strawberry crunch recipe, you’ll just want to use vegan butter.

Can I make strawberry crunch recipe gluten free?

Yes, just use gluten free Oreos for your recipe. Butter and Jell-O are naturally gluten free so that’s the only change that needs to be made.

What are strawberry shortcake popsicles made of?

Strawberry shortcake bars, made by Good Humor, consist of the following ingredients: nonfat milk, bleached wheat flour, sugar, palm oil, coconut, salt, sodium bicarbonate, artificial flavor, soybean oil, red 40 lake, soy lecithin, red 3, red 40, corn syrup, water, sugar, coconut oil, whey, strawberry puree, citric acid, locust bean gum, mono and diglycerides, guar gum, natural and artificial flavor, potassium sorbate, caramel color, vitamin A palmitate. See the ingredient label here.

Why use a creme filled cookie for strawberry shortcake crumbles?

A crème filled cookie such as the Golden Oreo works perfectly because it contains both the crispy cookie as well as the crème center. The cream center helps to work as a binding agent for the recipe crunch crumbles.

How to make sugar-free strawberry crunch topping?

Just use sugar free Jell-O and sugar free Oreos in place of the plain Oreos to make sugar-free strawberry crunch topping.

strawberry crunch topping gift
strawberry crunch topping gift giving

How to gift homemade strawberry shortcake crumble?

Strawberry crunch recipe makes a great homemade gift. Just place your cooled crumble in the desired size glass jar. Seal it with a lid and you can fancy it up by adding a tag, sticker, or decorative ribbon. Strawberry shortcake crumble is perfect for a variety of purposes.

How to celebrate with strawberry shortcake crunch topping?

Strawberry shortcake crunch topping is the perfect celebratory item. With it being red in color, it’s wonderful for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, and July 4th. And it’s great for birthdays, anniversaries, showers and more.

Use a different flavor of Jell-O other than strawberry, and make it whatever color you desire to match your party décor theme.

How much does it cost to make strawberry crunch crumbles?

We don’t really like to put a price tag on how much it costs to make things because ingredient prices can vary in different regions of the country. 

When determining how much it costs to make strawberry crunch recipe, you’ll want to factor the cost of the 3 ingredients needed, Golden Oreos, strawberry Jell-O, and a stick of butter.

How long does strawberry crumble topping last?

If stored in an airtight container, strawberry crumble can last up to 3 days on the countertop and up to 7 days in the refrigerator.

What is strawberry crunch topping made of?

You’ll need 3 ingredients to make strawberry crunch topping. Those 3 ingredients include, Golden Oreos, strawberry Jell-O, and a stick of butter.

What is strawberry shortcake crumble made of?

Strawberry shortcake crumble is made using butter, Golden Oreos, and a box of strawberry Jell-O.

What is strawberry shortcake ice cream made of?

You can use this strawberry crunch recipe to make strawberry shortcake ice cream.  If you’re making homemade ice cream, just mix the crumbles in after they’ve cooled. Or you can mix it into or sprinkle it on top of store-bought ice cream. Either way, it’s delicious!

Why is it called shortcake?

Most people when asked why strawberry shortcake is called shortcake, would give an answer that it’s because of the short height of the cake. But that’s not true.

It comes from Old English meaning that when something is short it refers to the addition of fat in the recipe that makes the item crisp. And this is true for shortcake too.

How do you make strawberry crunch topping for a cake?

To make strawberry crunch topping for a cake, you’d use the same recipe step by step instructions that we’ve listed in our recipe card. You can use the strawberry crunch topping to press into your cake’s frosting before the frosting dries. It adds delicious texture and flavor to your cake and any dessert.   

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