Strawberry Rhubarb Dessert Bars

Strawberry Rhubarb Dessert Bars Recipe
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37 Reviews
This strawberry rhubarb bar combines the pie flavors of strawberries and rhubarb perfectly in an oatmeal crust.
30 min
Prep Time
1:30
Total Time
24 bars

Ingredients

Filling

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

Crust

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

Drizzle

3/4 cup
powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons
milk

Directions

  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. 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. Heat oven to 350°F.
  4. Combine all crust ingredients in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  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. Combine all drizzle ingredients in bowl. Drizzle over cooled bars. Cut into bars.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories
170
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
28g
Protein
2g
Fat
6g
Sodium
100mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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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.

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

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

Test Kitchen Comment
From: Mallory
Hi Cindy, you don't need any water in this recipe. The fruits make their own juices when they are cooked down. Happy baking!
Posted July 08, 2016

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

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

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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!

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I have made these so many times for so many gatherings and everyone raves and loves these!! I didn't change a thing, didn't need to! The best combination ever. Thank you!

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great go-to dessert! quick, easy and super yummy. this was very popular at every summer gatherings I brought it to last season. the first BBQ of the season this year I adapted the recipe and used blackberries from the freezer. I added one additional tablespoon of cornstarch and it turned out great! cooked the berries to defrost and break down the core a bit, but only about half the time as the strawberry rhubarb filling.

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These bars are delicious! Everyone I have made them for, kids and adults, love them! I refrigerated them to set them up a bit to make them easier to eat with fingers. Yummy!

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Rhubarb is such an under-utilized, yet delicious ingredient. I just made this super easy Rhubarb Pie this weekend. One of my favorites for Thanksgiving.

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These bars are delicious! I have tried them with multiple seasonal fruit and I think strawberry is the best combo with the rhubarb but blueberries were really good too! :)

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This an excellent bar recipe. I used my frozen strawberries with fresh rhubarb. The powdered sugar drizzle gave it the perfect sweetness!

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Love the recipe. But I replaced strawberry with raspberry and added some lemon zest in the crust and almonds on top. Delicious!!

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my husband loves these, and it saves me from having to make my own pie crust ;) i always surprise him with them the first time i see rhubarb in the store for the year. its a sure sign summer is coming.

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10 out of 10

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I made this recipe over the weekend at the cabin and they were a hit! My daughter loved them! They were so easy to make and so good too. I will be making these bars again and again.......

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Made this today and omg ...so easy and so good...I made my glaze drizzle with half & half...yumo !! Great recipe.. thx !!

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These are delicious. I used cherries instead of strawberries. Heavenly!

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I made these bars & they don't even need egg! They're crumbly & soft-chewy but not soggy . NICE!!! (Not to crisp either!! Yummm!!! & full of flavor!!! I made them for my family & they thought it is a very delicious RECIPE!!! Thanks

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This recipe is a bar shape but should be eaten with a fork rather than as a hand-held bar.

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