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Awesome Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars
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4.65 from 14 votes

Awesome Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars

These scrumptious Awesome Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars won a Pennsylvania State Fair Butter Cookie Contest and it's no wonder with the mouth-watering sweet and tart flavors of strawberry and rhubarb pie flavor baked in a yummy oatmeal crust. Promising you won't stop at one.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bars, oatmeal, rhubarb, strawberry, strawberry rhubarb, summer desserts
Servings: 18 bars
Author: Kim Lange


Strawberry Rhubarb Filling

  • 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen unsweetened rhubarb I used Dole frozen rhubarb, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 ½ cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Oatmeal Crust

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup butter softened
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Combine rhubarb, strawberries and lemon juice in 2-quart saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 8-12 minutes or until fruit is tender.
  • Combine ½ cup sugar and cornstarch in bowl and 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 and set aside.
  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine all crust ingredients in bowl.
  • Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Reserve 1 ½ cups crumb mixture.
  • Press remaining crumb mixture onto bottom of greased 13x9-inch baking pan.
  • Spread strawberry rhubarb filling over crust.
  • Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes until golden brown.
  • Cool completely and cut into bars.