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Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars

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These Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars are the perfect spring dessert! Strawberries and rhubarb pair perfectly in this easy bar recipe. This strawberry rhubarb bar recipe has a delicious oatmeal cookie topping.

 

These Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars are the perfect spring dessert! Strawberries and rhubarb pair perfectly in this easy bar recipe. This strawberry rhubarb bar recipe has a delicious oatmeal cookie topping.

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There is nothing like a Jersey strawberry! They are sweet, juicy and so beautifully red on the inside. If you live in the area or have had a Jersey strawberry before, you know what I am talking about. If you have not had a Jersey Fresh strawberry before, my condolences. They are JUST. THAT. GOOD! 

This year’s strawberry season has been delayed due to cold temperatures and rainy weather. But I am so excited it will be here very, very soon.

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I am continuing my strawberry recipe series here on The Farm Girl Gabs with these amazing Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars. I love a good bar recipe and these are so delicious. 

These Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars are the perfect summer dessert! Strawberries and rhubarb pair perfectly together in this tasty bar recipe. This strawberry rhubarb bar recipe has a delicious oatmeal cookie topping. #strawberryrhubarb #barrecipe #strawberrydessert #strawberryrhubarbrecipesIt also happens to be rhubarb season too here in New Jersey. Strawberries and rhubarb are the perfect pair. They go together like eggs and bacon or pancakes and syrup. Rhubarb is a tart perennial vegetable. You only eat the red stalks because the leaves will make you sick. It is often used in desserts, jams or chutney.

 

So, what can you make with the pair, you ask? I whipped up a batch of these Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars had to share their deliciousness with you! It’s the perfect dessert bar recipe to enjoy with a nice cup of tea or coffee. Beware though, they won’t last long. They are completely portable too, meaning they travel well enough to bring to a party, making them an easy summer dessert recipe to share.

What Ingredients Do I Need To Make Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars?

Fresh Strawberries

Fresh Rhubarb

Lemon Juice

Sugar

Cornstarch

All-purpose flour

Quick Oats, uncooked

Brown Sugar

Butter

Baking Soda

Salt

Powdered Sugar

Milk

Vanilla 

How Do I Make Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars?

 

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Begin by finely dicing the rhubarb. I cut it just like I would a stalk of celery. Clean and slice the strawberries too. Add both to a medium saucepan along with the sugar and cornstarch. Cook for 10 minutes over medium heat.

While the strawberries rhubarb filling is cooking, make the oatmeal crust and press into a 13 x 9 baking dish. Be sure to reserve 1 1/2 cups of the oatmeal crumbs for the topping. When the strawberries rhubarb filling is finished cooking, pour over the oatmeal crust. Top with the reserved crumbs and pop in the oven. 

The end result is a delicious strawberry rhubarb dessert that your family will love. These Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars did not last long in the Russo house! I added a glaze to these but you can skip that step if you choose. If you really don’t care for rhubarb, you can leave it out. The recipe will be just as good with only strawberries.

These Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars are the perfect summer dessert! Strawberries and rhubarb pair perfectly together in this tasty bar recipe. This strawberry rhubarb bar recipe has a delicious oatmeal cookie topping.Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars Recipe Essentials

You will need these kitchen utensils to make this classic bar recipe.

13 x 9 Baking Pan

Mixing Bowls

Saucepan

Measuring Spoons

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These Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars are the perfect spring dessert! Strawberries and rhubarb pair perfectly in this easy bar recipe. This strawberry rhubarb bar recipe has a delicious oatmeal cookie topping.

 

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These Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars are the perfect spring dessert! Strawberries and rhubarb pair perfectly in this easy bar recipe. This strawberry rhubarb bar recipe has a delicious oatmeal cookie topping.
Yield: 16 bars

Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
These Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars are the perfect spring dessert! Strawberries and rhubarb pair perfectly in this easy bar recipe. This strawberry rhubarb bar recipe has a delicious oatmeal cookie topping.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh rhubarb, cut into 1/4 inch pieces (about 3 stalks)
  • 2 cups Jersey Fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups quick oats, uncooked
  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine strawberries, rhubarb and lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat stirring often until tender.
  3. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a bowl and then add to strawberry rhubarb mixture.
  4. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until thickened. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, baking soda and butter in a mixing bowl.
  6. Beat on low until mixture forms coarse crumbs.
  7. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of crumb mixture for topping.
  8. Press remaining crumbs on the bottom of a greased 13 x 9 baking dish.
  9. Spread the strawberry rhubarb mixture over top and sprinkle with reserved crumbs.
  10. Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden. Cool completely.
  11. In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Drizzle over cooled bars.
  12. Cut into 16 bars.

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16 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Gorgeous bars, I love these Melissa! I have rhubarb in my fridge. I tried making a rhubarb soda recipe this past week. It was a disaster. My family hated it. 🙁 Hope I have not turned them off to rhubarb completely. I will have to try these bars, they look fool proof and yummy!

  2. 5 stars
    I love this recipe! I made it in the summer with fresh rhubarb and strawberry. Since it’s the middle of winter, I used some strawberry raspberry jam I made. my family absolutely loves them! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Delicious!!! Made for a friend and new kids and they were devoured! Thank you!!!!!!! I am totally keeping this one!! Look forward to more of your recipes!!!

  4. Ive got another go to recipe for these, but stumbled upon this recipe and decided to whip up a batch. Added a touch of cinnamon to the crust 🙂 we will see how they come out!

  5. 5 stars
    My husband has been asking me for years to bake something with Rhubarb, until I found this recipe nothing ever appealed to me. Hands down these are th most delicious bars I’ve ever had. Thank you for sharing this!!

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