Picnic season is officially upon us, and I couldn’t be happier. There’s some sort of magical law that makes anything eaten outdoors taste better automatically. So I try and take full advantage of dining al fresco whenever the opportunity presents itself. Plus, there’s also the bonus of not having to clean the dining room table that’s usually littered with tiny crumbs and water spills.
In an effort to come up with something other than cookies to tuck into our picnic basket, I baked up these blackberry crumb bars. Not only are they incredibly tasty, and not too sweet, they’re also versatile and can be customized with whatever berry is in season. They travel well, and make just enough to feed a large group without too many leftovers.
I froze a few extra pieces that I had on hand to see how they would hold up, and I actually enjoyed them a little more after they were chilled. In the future, I will likely pop these into the freezer as soon as I cut them, and then I’ll pack them up straight from there. By the time we eat, they’ll be cool yet soft, and perfectly pleasant for a hot afternoon.
What are some of your favourite picnic snacks to pack?
Find the full printable recipe here: Blackberry Crumb Bars