July 1, 2022| By

Strawberry Shortcake Crumbles

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
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Strawberry shortcake crumbles or Strawberry Crunch topping is so easy and fun to make! It's the ideal topping for vanilla ice cream, trifles, cupcakes, cakes, cookies - you name it!

All you need are 4 ingredients - golden oreos, freeze-dried strawberries, melted butter, and strawberry jello powder! In under 5 minutes you'll have the most delicious strawberry crumbles ever!

Love strawberries? Make this with my Strawberry Crunch Cake and add these strawberry crumbles on top! Also, try this strawberry crumble recipe and strawberries and cream chocolate cake for a yummy treat!

strawberry shortcake crumbles in a jar topped with strawberries.

Strawberry shortcake ice cream bars will always have a special place in my heart! The strawberry crumbs on top of the strawberry ice cream always made the most delicious treat!

Every time the ice cream truck would come around, I would get these bars and the outside of the ice cream bar was my favorite.

So, I made a homemade version that tastes JUST like it. This strawberry shortcake crumble recipe is everything. It's only 4 ingredients and literally goes so well on top of so many dessert recipes.

In fact, I used this crunch on top of my Strawberry Crunch Cake! Best part? No baking involved, just put everything in a blender and go!

strawberry crunch topping in a jar with a spoon.

Why You'll Love this Recipe

  • It's a no-bake recipe with virtually no minutes of prep time! All you need are a food processor and it's ready in under 5 minutes!
  • This recipe incorporates strawberry jell-o powder which gives it extra strawberry flavor that tastes JUST like your favorite ice cream bars!
  • The strawberry crunch crumbles make even the most delicious cake even better!
  • It's so versatile - it can make the perfect summer dessert and is beautiful on any Thanksgiving table!

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

ingredients to make strawberry shortcake crumbles - golden oreos, freeze dried strawberries, melted butter, strawberry jello powder.

Freeze dried strawberries: no need to worry about strawberry season and getting fresh strawberries, the freeze-dried fruit gives so much of that nostalgic strawberry crunch. Save some and make my strawberry butter cake while you're at it!

Strawberry gelatin mix: this is the ingredient that really takes it up a notch and really gives that sweet strawberry flavor! I used Jell-o brand from my local grocery store.

Golden oreo cookies: these are pretty easy to find but I've also used vienna sandwich cookies when I've been unable to find them.

Butter: you can use unsalted butter or salted butter - totally up to your personal preference.

What You'll Need

  • A food processor
  • Ziploc bag for storing any leftovers

If you don't have a food processor, you can use a rolling pin to crush the ingredients in a ziploc bag and then toss in the melted butter to form the strawberry crumbles.

Tips and Substitutions

  • If you prefer a more coarse crumb, pulse in the blender until the desired texture is reached. If you like smaller pieces / small crumbles, blend longer.
  • Add a little pink food coloring for a fun reddish-pink color.
  • Also, if you can't find strawberry jello mix, raspberry jello mix works well too!
  • If you'd like a dairy free/vegan option, use vegan butter instead.

How to make Strawberry Crumbles

  1. Melt butter.
  2. Add vanilla cookie sandwiches, freeze dried strawberries, melted butter, and strawberry jell-o mix to a food processor.
  3. Blend for 10-15 seconds, until desired consistency is reached.

That's it! I told you that this quick homemade strawberry crumble recipe comes together in under 5 minutes!

Pro tip: add the strawberry shortcake crumbles on top of some whipped cream or cool whip for the perfect dessert! Thank me later!


What is strawberry crunch topping made of?

Vanilla cookie sandwiches, melted butter, freeze dried strawberries, and strawberry jell-o mix.

What do you put strawberry crumbles on?

Add to the top of the cake for a nice crunch, it goes exceptionally well with cream cheese frosting! You can also add the crumbs to cupcakes, cookies, whipped cream, or eat it alone (it's so good).

How long do the crumbles last?

After you've made the crumbles, add them to an airtight container or ziploc bag. Store in the refrigerator for about 3 months. I don't recommend freezing because when it thaws, it may become soggy.

strawberry crumbles in a glass jar.

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strawberry shortcake crumbles in a jar topped with strawberries.

Strawberry Shortcake Crumbles

Strawberry shortcake crumbles or Strawberry Crunch topping is so easy and fun to make! 4 ingredients and 5 minutes are all you need!
Serving: 8
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Calories: 274kcal


  • 1 Food Processor


  • 25 Golden Oreos
  • 1 oz Freeze-Dried Strawberries (about 1 ¼ cups)
  • 1 tbsp Strawberry Jell-O Mix
  • 6 tbsps Butter , melted


  • Add golden oreos, freeze dried strawberries, strawberry jell-o mix, and melted butter to a food processor.
  • Pulse until desired consistency is reached.


Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 217mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 262IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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