Passover Strawberry Bars

My sister, Julie, and her friend, Toby, bake great Passover desserts every year. This year, they tried a new recipe for Strawberry Bars which I just love. These awesome Passover bars remind me of a breakfast bar, but they are wonderful for dessert or an afternoon snack. You could also use apricot preserves as a variation if you like. This easy Passover recipe makes a lot, so it’s perfect to serve (and even give away) for the Passover holiday. Enjoy and happy holiday!

Passover Strawberry Bars

Cook Time:

45 minutes

Prep Times:

20 minutes


16 to 20 servings


11/2 cups butter or margarine
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
2 cups matzoh cake meal
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
12 ounces strawberry jam
11/2 cups shredded coconut
1 cup chopped pecans


1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Cream butter and sugar in a container of an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs, mixing well. Add cake meal and lemon juice, mixing well.

3. Place 1/2 of cake meal mixture evenly in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Spread jam evenly over the top; sprinkle coconut evenly over jam. Add remaining cake meal batter over coconut; sprinkle with pecans.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool completely before serving.

21 thoughts on “Passover Strawberry Bars”

  1. We have a recipe in our family very similar to this, we use raspberry jam and we use oil instead of butter so that they can be eaten after a meat meal. It’s something everyone in my family looks forward to year after year!

  2. Do you mean 1 1/2 sticks of butter? Or really 1 1/2 cups? If so, that’s 3 sticks of butter! It siunds delicious, but YIKES!

  3. Thanks. I’m going to mix it up and do some strawberry, some raspberry, some apricot, and some cream cheese and Choc chip with a little brown sugar.

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