Absolutely wonderful! Followed the direction and recipe and they came out awesome. To some who’ve said to much butter I hope they understand you crumb the butter flour mixture like pie crust. I used brown sugar because I ran out of white for the berry rhubarb mixture and came out perfect.
I don't believe anyone has actually tested this recipe. I made it to see just what a crust with that much butter would turn out like... It was a pool of butter, flour and sugar - that cooled into a hard buttery rock.
If you'd like to make something you will enjoy eating, reduce the butter.
Half of the amount required by the recipe is sufficient.
I love these bars and have made them multiple times. Everyone gobbles them right up. I must respectfully disagree with the review that says there is too much crumb mixture; it seems to be the perfect amount to me. The only thing I have changed is that I do not line the pan with foil - it causes more trouble than it's worth, and the bars come out just fine as long as you grease the pan.
This has too much of the crumb mixture and not enough filling. Next time I will decrease the crumb mixture by about 25% and increase the filling a little.