Strawberry Rhubarb Dessert Bars
Strawberry Rhubarb Dessert Bars Recipe

Strawberry Rhubarb Dessert Bars

This strawberry rhubarb bar combines the pie flavors of strawberries and rhubarb perfectly in an oatmeal crust.

30 min
1 hr 30 min



1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened rhubarb, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 cup sugar

2 tablespoons cornstarch


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt


3/4 cup powdered sugar

1 to 2 tablespoons milk

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine rhubarb, strawberries and lemon juice in 2-quart saucepan. Cover; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally,8-12 minutes or until fruit is tender.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine 1/2 cup sugar and cornstarch in bowl. Stir into fruit mixture. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until mixture comes to a boil. Continue boiling 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from heat. Set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine all crust ingredients in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  5. STEP 5

    Reserve 1 1/2 cups crumb mixture. Press remaining crumb mixture onto bottom of greased 13x9-inch baking pan. Spread filling over crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.

  6. STEP 6

    Combine all drizzle ingredients in bowl. Drizzle over cooled bars. Cut into bars.


6Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
100Sodium (mg)
28Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
2Protein (g)


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  August 15, 2016

I used frozen rhubarb and frozen strawberries (that I had picked and frozen without sugar). The bars were great, easy to make and very tasty. I'm getting ready to make a couple more batches for a picnic this weekend.

— says Margaret
  July 04, 2016

Do you add ANY water to cook the rhubarb/strawberry mixture to bring to a boil???

— says Cindy
Test Kitchen Comment July 08, 2016

Hi Cindy, you don't need any water in this recipe. The fruits make their own juices when they are cooked down. Happy baking!

— says Mallory
  July 01, 2016

This was an Awesome success. We loved it. I used parchment paper to line the pan, was very easy to remove the bars.

— says Sheila
  June 28, 2016

This recipe sounds very easy and good. I plan to make it for my daughts work group.

— says lee
  June 14, 2016

I have made these twice and everyone LOVED them. Just be careful not to press the crust to hard - or you'll have difficulty getting the bars out of the pan. I corrected that the second time I made them - and they were perfect!

— says Michelle
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