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.
We officially kicked off strawberry season here on our farm last week. Can I get an AMEN??!! To say I am excited is an understatement. 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!
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.
It 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.
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.
Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars
Nutrition Information: Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 301Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 244mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 2gSugar: 26gProtein: 3g
Have you ever cooked with rhubarb? What are some of your favorite rhubarb recipes? Please share. I would love to try something new!
Enjoy strawberry season while it lasts and check out these delicious recipes.