How to Make Strawberry Crunch

Today, I have a vintage recipe that will make your taste buds jump for joy! It’s called Strawberry Crunch, and my recipe doesn’t use butter or Jell-O! Instead, this is like a magical blend of cookies and strawberries. Picture this: golden Oreos that crumble in your mouth and sweet, tangy strawberries that add a burst of flavor. Doesn’t that sound absolutely amazing? Well, guess what? You can make it yourself, and it’s easier than you think!

ingredients needed to make strawberry crunch topping

Making Strawberry Crunch is like going on a delicious adventure in your kitchen. You won’t need any fancy gadgets or complicated techniques. All you need are your awesome hands, a food processor or blender, some Golden Oreos, and freeze-dried strawberries. You know what that means, right? You’re just a few simple steps away from creating your own mouthwatering dessert!

When to serve strawberry crunch?

This recipe is not only easy to make, but it’s also super fun to serve. I think the possibilities are endless as far as desserts go.

Top ice cream with a scoopful or sprinkle it over cupcakes or cakes.

Scoop it into cute little bowls and make it fancy with a dollop of whipped cream or a sprinkle of chocolate chips. It’s like creating your own masterpiece!

Whether you’re having a family get-together, a playdate with friends, or just a cozy night at home, Strawberry Crunch will be a hit. It’s the perfect treat to celebrate birthdays, picnics, or any special occasion that calls for some scrumptious sweetness. So, get ready to impress everyone with your culinary skills and bring smiles to their faces with this delightful dessert!

vanilla cookies in a grinder

What is Strawberry Crunch?

Strawberry Crunch is a delightful dessert topping that combines the irresistible crunch of Golden Oreos with the fruity flavor of freeze-dried strawberries. It’s a no-bake recipe that requires minimal effort but delivers maximum deliciousness. The combination of flavors and textures in this treat will have your taste buds doing a happy dance!

Who invented Strawberry Crunch?

While there’s no documented history behind the exact origins of Strawberry Crunch, similar recipes have been enjoyed by dessert lovers for years. The concept of combining cookies with strawberries has been around for a while, and this recipe puts a fun twist on it by using Golden Oreos. The result is a unique and tasty treat that will have everyone coming back for seconds.

freeze dried strawberries and crushed oreo vanilla cookies

What are freeze-dried strawberries?

One of the star ingredients in Strawberry Crunch is freeze-dried strawberries. These little fruity morsels provide a burst of flavor and a delightful texture to the dessert. The process of freeze-drying removes the moisture from the strawberries while preserving their taste and nutrients.

You can usually find freeze-dried strawberries at your local supermarket. Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods sell them too.


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Tips for Making Perfect Strawberry Crunch:

  • Crush your Oreos and freeze-dried strawberries until they’re finely crushed to achieve a uniform texture in the dessert.
  • Allow the mixture of crumbs to sit for 20 minutes before using it. This lets the flavors to meld and makes it taste even better.
  • Feel free to adjust the amount of crumbs you mix into the recipe to suit your desired level of crunchiness. The more strawberries, you put in, the crunchier it will be!
  • Serve Strawberry Crunch chilled for the best flavor and texture.
strawberry crunch topping in a bowl mixed together

How can I change up the recipe?

I love to add things to my Strawberry Crunch. Here are 2 of my favorites:

Add a Chocolate Twist: Add a chocolatey flavor to your Strawberry Crunch by mixing in some chocolate chips. You can also blend in a few regular Oreos of double chocolate sandwich cookies for extra yumminess.

Turn it Into a Nutty Delight: For a nutty flavor and added crunch, sprinkle some chopped nuts, such as almonds or walnuts, into the Strawberry Crunch.

How to Store Leftovers

In the fridge: Store any leftover Strawberry Crunch in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

In the freezer: If you want to save some for later, you can freeze Strawberry Crunch in an airtight container for up to a month. Thaw it in the refrigerator before serving.

strawberry crunch topping on top of cake balls

Can I Make This Ahead?

Absolutely! You can make Strawberry Crunch ahead of time, especially if you’re planning for a special occasion or party. Follow the recipe as instructed, and store the dessert in the refrigerator or freezer until you’re ready to serve it. This actually gives the flavors time to meld even further, resulting in an even more delicious treat!


Can I use regular Oreos instead of Golden Oreos?

Yes, regular Oreos can be used as a substitute for Golden Oreos in this recipe. You’ll just end up with Chocolatey Strawberry Crunch!

Can I use fresh strawberries instead of freeze-dried strawberries?

No, and regular dried strawberries won’t work very well, either. You really need the freeze-dried kind to make this work.

Can I add other fruits to the recipe?

Sure! You can use other freeze-dried fruits to change up the flavor. Blend them together or use a different variety and make blueberry crunch, banana crunch, raspberry crunch… you get the idea!

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Yield: 2 cups

Strawberry Crunch

Strawberry Crunch

You'll love how easy it is to make this strawberry crunch!

Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes


  • 19.1 ounce family size package Golden Oreos
  • 1 ½ cup freeze dried strawberries


  1. Using a food processor or blender, pulse the golden oreo cookies until you have fine crumbs. Separate ½ cup of crumbs and set it aside.
  2. Add Freeze dried strawberries to food processor or blender, pulse until you have fine strawberry crumbs. You don't want want crumbs! Separate ½ cup of crumbs and set it aside.
  3. Mix the 1/2 cup of each crumb mixture into a bowl. Stir until well mixed. You can use right away; however, I would allow the mixture to sit for 20 minutes so flavors can meld with each.

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