Rhubarb Strawberry Crumble Bars

My rhubarb plant finally produced enough fruit to make a dessert and the crumble bars hit the mark. In my rush to make the recipe I forgot to pulse the crust in the food processor but the results were still delicious, although a bit chewier than the original recipe. Delicious topped with whipped cream or ice cream!

Rhubarb Strawberry Crumble Bars



  • 1 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Fruit Filling:

  • 1 1/4 cups finely chopped strawberries
  • 1 1/4 cups finely chopped rhubarb
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray an 8×8 baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, baking soda and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse twice to combine. Add butter, pulse until well incorporated. Measure our 1 cup of oat misture and reserve for topping. Transfer remaining dough to prepared baking pan. Press down firmly to form an even crust.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine strawberries, rhubarb, sugar and cornstarch. Spread the fruit filling over the crust.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the reserved oat mixture with the chopped pecans. Sprinkle the topping over the fruit filling.
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the filling is bubbly in spots around the edges. Transfer the pan to a rack and let cool completely before cutting into bars.

Recipe from United Healthcare RENEW magazine