Sour Cream Crumb Bars

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 Happy Monday!

I might be one of few who are excited it’s Monday but just wait till you see what I am sharing with you today. You’ll understand.

Reason nr.1: Daffodils and tulips are blooming everywhere! That means spring is here and this cold front that’s coming today is most likely the last chapter of this year’s cold season. Most likely….

Reason nr.2: I ordered this poster and can’t wait for it to arrive! I am totally obsessed with the movie and the era. There is a very bare wall in my office space waiting to be a new home for it. icon smile Sour Cream Crumb Bars

Reason nr.3: I’ve started switching our wardrobe to spring and summer clothes. It’s so much more fun than pulling out coats and scarves… I love fall clothes but this winter has been dragging forever. I am ready for spring.

Reason nr. 4: I made super scrumptious bars layered with creamy filling that couldn’t be easier to make! Seriously! And the crust and topping – my favorite ever!!! I finally found my very favorite crust and crumb topping recipe and it’s a total keeper. icon smile Sour Cream Crumb Bars

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 Do you see all the layer of delight in these bars? The perfectly browned crumb topping, the creamy, sweet, vanilla filling and the ridiculously easy crust all the layers sit on. It all creates just the right amount of satisfaction for your sweet tooth. icon smile Sour Cream Crumb Bars

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 And they make for a perfect spring dessert! You can expect to see many variations of these bars here, on Crunchy Creamy Sweet. They are easy to get obsessed with! icon smile Sour Cream Crumb Bars

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Sour Cream Crumb Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 16 squares

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Sour Cream Crumb Bars that are easy to whip up and enjoy when the craving for the crunchy and creamy treat strikes. Recipe for crust and topping: original Recipe for sour cream filling: adapted from Land O'Lakes


    for the crust and topping:
  1. 1/2 c unsalted butter, melted, cooled to room temperature
  2. 1/2 c light brown sugar
  3. 1 and 1/2 c all-purpose flour
  4. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  5. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  6. 1/4 tsp salt
  7. for the filling:
  8. 1 c sour cream
  9. 3/4 c granulated sugar
  10. 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  11. 1 egg
  12. 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Prepare the 8" square pan by greasing the sides and the bottom. Line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. for the crust and topping:
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, soda, baking powder and salt.
  5. Add melted butter and mix until dough forms.
  6. Reserve about 3/4 c of the mixture for the topping.
  7. Press the remaining dough into prepared pan. Set aside.
  8. for the filling:
  9. Place all filling ingredients in a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer and mix until all combined.
  10. Pour over crust.
  11. Sprinkle with the topping mixture.
  12. Bake for 25 to 28 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.
  13. Cool completely in pan. Cut into squares.
  14. Refrigerate leftovers in a covered container for up to 3 days.
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Have a fabulous Monday!



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  • Averie Cooks

    I happen to have a huge tub of sour cream that i bought for another recipe that didnt end up getting made and now…I can use it with these. They’re beautiful and it’s nice to see S.C. rather than cream cheese getting some love!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      My initial idea was to see if I can use sour cream in place of cream cheese and still have a good bar. It totally worked! LMK if you give them a try! Thanks, Averie!

  • Sandra

    Any day would be a fabulous one if I had these to nibble on!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I agree, Sandra! Thanks!

  • marcie @ flavor the moments

    I love that these utilize sour cream as a filling instead of cream cheese. Delicious and different! Your photos make them look even better!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks so much, Marcie!

  • Jessica_AKitchenAddiction

    That crumb topping looks perfect! These definitely make a Monday morning look better!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      And we all need those! Thanks, Jessica!

  • Hayley Parker

    LOOK AT THE CRUMB!! Holy smokes, it’s incredible! I am a crumby girl, can you tell? ;)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Oh, me too! :) Thanks, Hayley!

  • domesticfits

    Sour cream and those huge crumbs?! I would eat that entire pan before I could even think about sharing.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      It is so easy to get lost in this pan, I know :) Thanks, Jackie!

  • Georgia The Comfort of Cooking

    These look so mouthwatering! Definitely would love to dive into a batch of these beauties for dessert… mmmm!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      lol Thanks, Georgia!

  • Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas

    Wowza! These look spectacular.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Aww, thank you, Joanne!

  • Ashley

    Sounds like you’re having a seriously dreamy start to the week :)
    These sour cream crumb bars probably would have me grinning ear to ear after one bite.

  • Jen Laceda

    Happy Monday, indeed!!! Look at these handsome bars! What a way to start the week. And yes, I adore Madame Hepburn as well! So…can I have these sour cream bars for breakfast? Teeheehee…

  • Tutti Dolci

    I can never say no to a crumb bar… these look divine!

  • Curry and Comfort

    Love these bars and love the poster you ordered. :)

  • Tracy

    Happy Monday indeed, or Tuesday, or Wed.. etc!!!

  • Rosie – Blueberry Kitchen

    Your bars look so good, I love the sound of the creamy filling! I totally love Breakfast at Tiffany’s too!

  • Amy (Savory Moments)

    These look pretty amazing! I love all the large crumb pieces.

  • CrazyforCrust

    These look SO good!!

  • Laura Dembowski

    This are super unique and so yummy looking! Love the look of that cream. I sure hope the cold weather is gone. The tulips and daffodils aren’t quite blooming here but hopefully they will soon.

  • Dinnersdishesdessert

    Oh yeah, these are good! I will take a Monday any day I get to eat these!

  • Lizzy Do

    Mmmm…these look delish! I can’t resist a crumb topping!

  • wearenotmartha

    These are beautiful… And somehow I have all the ingredients in my kitchen right now :)


  • Kate Pet

    Forget about the tulips… nature needs to deliver me a batch of these gorgeous bars!!!

  • Carol | a cup of mascarpone

    I want these now!!! WOW! They look heavely!

  • Jennie @themessybakerblog

    The filling has my attention. These look amazing!

  • Jocelyn

    Yay for happy days and yummy recipe keepers!! Those bars with the awesome layers have my full attention!!! Crumb toppings are the best!!!

  • Dina

    these look yummy!

  • Terra Baltosiewich

    Sounds like you had a perfect Monday, I hope the rest of your week was fabulous!!! Those crumb bars look AMAZING…..I need a piece with my coffee tomorrow:-). Take care, Terra

  • Anita at Hungry Couple

    These types of crumb toppings are my absolute weakness!

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  • Colette

    Anna, I’m coming to live with you!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      lol Thanks, Colette!

  • Morticia

    Hello, it’s middle of the night and I just baked this cake (now I’m having third piece of it ;D). The cake is incredibly easy to make but also delicious. I only changed amount of sugar- I added less but it’s still pretty sweet. And I baked it 50 minutes! Anyway thanks for this recipe! Greetings:)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Hi Morticia! Thanks so much for letting me know! So glad you enjoyed these bars!

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  • Abby

    So I’d saved this recipe a while ago as one to try and just came back to it. I’m excited to try it and was wondering if you thought that this was a recipe where Greek yogurt might be able to be substituted for sour cream or if I should just stick to the sour cream? Thanks!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Hi Abby! I am so excited for you to try this recipe! Yes, you can use Greek yogurt in this recipe. Actually, it will be even better! I have three more recipes that are inspired on this one and they use Greek yogurt. In fact, I just posted Pumpkin version that uses Chobani! Let me know how it goes and what you think! Thank you!

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  • Jeri

    I added a bit of nutmeg and a splash of eggnog to the sour cream mixture and called them Eggnog Bars – huge hit at our company potluck

  • Unknown

    Hi, this is such a great recipe! I really have a container full of sour cream to finish! So I love these! They look so mouth watering! I just can’t wait to eat them.I just hope they’ll turn out like yours! I had a question, can u skip the baking soda part? Just wondering! Thanks Alot!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Hi there! I wouldn’t skip the baking soda. The crust and the topping needs it. Let me know how you like the bars! Thanks!