Mincemeat crumble bars on a marble board with a jar of mincemeat in the background
Christmas,  Traybakes

Mincemeat Crumble Bars

Now, this recipe for Mincemeat Crumble Bars is really just a variation on something like a Date Slice or other crumble bar. But it’s super easy to make and tastes great. The bottom and top layers are exactly the same mixture and the middle layer is mincemeat. Shop bought or homemade. And if you’re using homemade, then there’s always my Homemade Mincemeat recipe to try.

The method is very straightforward. Just rub the butter into the flour, then stir in the remaining ingredients. Press half into the tin. Top with a generous layer of mincemeat. Then sprinkle the remaining crumble mix over the top. And bake.

And with all those oats, and coconut and wholemeal flour in the crumble mix, these Mincemeat Crumble Bars have got to be good for you! (Probably.)

This recipe is definitely adaptable. Use it with stewed apples in the filling. Or plums or any other fruit mixture. Great for those times of the year when you don’t have mincemeat to hand.

Mincemeat Crumble Bars

An oat, coconut, and wholemeal flour crumble mix, with a layer of mincemeat inbetween.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 9 squares


  • 2 oz or 55g plain flour (all-purpose flour)
  • 3 oz or 85g wholemeal flour (wholewheat flour)
  • 4 oz or 110g butter
  • 1 oz or 30g desiccated coconut
  • 2 oz or 55g rolled oats
  • 2 oz or 55g sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • mincemeat (around 12oz/350g)


  • Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
  • Place the flours in a bowl and rub in the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Add the coconut, oats, sugar and salt and mix to combine.
  • Spread half the mixture over the base of an 8inch/20cm square tin. Press down lightly.
  • Spread the mincemeat over the base, being careful not to disturb the crumble mixture too much.
  • Sprinkle the remaining mix over the top. Press down lightly and evenly.
  • Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven for 30-35 minutes. Leave to cool in the tin, then turn out and cut into squares.
Keyword coconut, mincemeat, oats