Fun with Cooking: Starbucks’ Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble

A few summers ago, Starbucks came out with a strawberry-rhubarb crumble bar. I didn’t try it out when it first came out, but eventually got around to trying it.

And hoo boy, did I get addicted. Unfortunately, I got addicted about a month before it went away forever, as Starbucks is often wont to do with seasonal pastries.

Still, the crumble was something I liked enough to want to try and find the recipe for. Luckily, a chef in Maryland loved them too and experimented with the recipe enough to perfect it and post it on her blog, Frederick Foodie. I tried it once about a year ago, and recipe fail.

(Although let’s be perfectly honest. It was most definitely user fail, especially because I’m pretty sure I didn’t have enough rhubarb and possibly enough something else.)

This summer, I was itching to try the recipe again so I gathered up all the ingredients, made sure I had enough of everything and got down to business.

I also had Brandon puree everything in the Cuisinart like it’s supposed to be … another thing I’m pretty sure I didn’t do last time. Oops.

This time around, I didn’t have the crumble brown too early like I did the first time. Whether that’s due to me following the recipe better or just a different oven, I don’t know. In any case, it came out and it came out wonderfully. I don’t exactly know if it tastes exactly like the original Starbucks ones did given that it’s been about three years since the ‘Bux carried the bars, but delish regardless.

Finished product.


Close-up of the deliciousness.