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Rhubarb Bars - Recipe

Hard to resist, chewy treats loaded with sweetened rhubarb.
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Rhubarb Bars Recipe
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease or spray bottom and sides of pan.
  • Crust: In a large bowl, mix oatmeal, brown sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cut in the butter until mixture is crumbly. Press 3 cups of crust mixture into bottom of the pan to form a crust.
  • Filling mixture: In a large pan, combine rhubarb, sugar, lemon peel and vanilla. Boil for approximately 4 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water together. Stir until smooth. Add to the cooked rhubarb mixture. Continue cooking until thickened, approximately 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Add the strawberry jello mix and stir until dissolved.
  • Remove from heat. Pour cooked rhubarb mixture over crust. Sprinkle remaining crust mixture on top. If desired, sprinkle almonds on top.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes. Allow to cool before cutting bars.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Container: 9
Servings: 24
-1 1/2 cups oatmeal, regular (uncooked)
-3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
-1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
-1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, or 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
-3/4 cup butter or margarine
-6 cups rhubarb, chopped fine
-1 cup granulated sugar
-1 tablespoon lemon peel
-2 teaspoons vanilla
-1/4 cup water
-3 tablespoons to 4 tablespoons cornstarch
-3 ounces strawberry jello (dry)
-1/4 cup sliced almonds (optional)