March 19, 2017

Oatmeal Rhubarb Bars #SundaySupper

On the Menu Today~
Oatmeal Rhubarb Bars
Easy Spring Recipes
Event Host: Anne from Simple and Savory

Springtime for me has always screamed Rhubarb!
I remember as a child,
picking large stalks of rhubarb,
from our huge rhubarb patch,
located in the far corner of our back-yard.
Sitting on the front porch,
dipping fresh picked rhubarb stalks,
into small bowls of sugar.

My mom would make rhubarb sauce and
for breakfast we would have rhubarb sauce over toast.

Sweet, Tart, Delicious Rhubarb....
The Classic Springtime Favorite.

Oatmeal Rhubarb Bars

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened sliced rhubarb
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Cooking Directions
  1. Grease a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan; set aside.
  2. For filling: In a medium saucepan combine rhubarb, the 1 cup granulated sugar and water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine the 1/2 cup granulated sugar and the 2 tablespoons flour. Stir into rhubarb mixture. Cook and stir about 1 minute more or until thick. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla extract and lemon zest. Set aside.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the 1 1/2 cups flour, oats, brown sugar and baking soda. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts. Reserve 1 cup of the crumb mixture.
  5. Press remaining crumb mixture into the bottom of prepared pan. Evenly spread rhubarb mixture on top. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
  6. Bake in a 375 degrees oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
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  1. Exactly. My husband does exactly the same thing...dipping a stalk of sour rhubarb into sugar. I have to admit, it's delicious. Nothing says spring like rhubarb. My plant is totally out of control.

    1. Hi Kimberlie~
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Your so lucky to have a rhubarb patch!

  2. This is the perfect way to present rhubarb in these lovely oaty bars, I bet they are delicious. How wonderful to have grownup with a rhubarb patch inn your backyard.

    1. Hi Cheri~
      Yes, it was.
      My mom made so many delicious things with rhubarb.
      Now I buy my rhubarb at a local farm stand and
      it's great. Nice and fresh.

  3. Always in the market for rhubarb recipes and this one sounds fabulous.

  4. What a nice recipe for rhubarb- which I never make anything with! I love the sound of this one~

    1. Hi,
      This recipe is nice and easy.
      The filling is just right too.
      Both sweet and tart.

  5. I love, love rhubarb and these bars look fantastic!! I can't wait to try them once my rhubarb comes up :)

    1. Hi Liz,
      I always freeze extra rhubarb,
      and make these when I get a craving
      for something 'rhubarbish'

  6. Rhubarb - the quintessential spring fruit - PERFECTION! I just love these bars and I bet the flavors are outstanding!

    1. Thanks Nicole!
      Yes, this is one of our favorites.


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