Strawberry Rhubarb Bars

My sisters and I like to bake when we get together. It’s just something fun we all enjoy. My older-younger sister had recently tried some strawberry-rhubarb pie and really wanted to make something with those flavors. After searching the Internet, we came across this recipe and decided to try it. I’m so glad we did. These bars are perfectly sweet and tart and so easy to make.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Squares

Yield: 20 bars

Ingredients:

Crust and Topping
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
2/3 cup chopped nuts
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Strawberry-Rhubarb Filling
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup flour
2 Tbsp milk
4 eggs
4 cups sliced strawberries (2 pints)
4 cups sliced rhubarb (8 stalks)

Directions:

Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, mix butter, brown sugar and vanilla with spoon. Stir in 2 cups flour, the oats, nuts, baking soda and salt until crumbly (we needed to add more oats and flour, probably another cup of each. We also used our hands to mix this). Reserve 2 cups crumbly mixture. Press remaining crumbly mixture in ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan.

In large bowl, mix granulated sugar, 2/3 cup flour, the milk and eggs with spoon until smooth. Fold in strawberries and rhubarb. Spoon filling onto crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumbly mixture.

Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until topping is golden brown and filling is set. Cool slightly, about 30 minutes. For serving pieces, cut into 5 rows by 4 rows. Serve with whipped cream. Store covered in refrigerator.

Recipe from Betty Crocker


– – makes 20 bars

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12 Responses to “Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting”

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    SimplySweeter — May 5, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Oh yum Jen! These look absolutely delicious! What a great July 4th treat…..maybe split them and serve ’em up like a Strawberry Shortcake??? Yum.

    http://www.simplysweeter.blogspot.com

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    KV — May 5, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Hi Jen, by any chance do you remember about how many strawberries you used for the recipe and also for filling? I have maybe 10-15 strawberries at home that need to be used asap and wondered if that was enough?

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    Jen — May 5, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    KV – Sorry I don’t. We had a big thing of strawberries in the fridge that Hubby had cut up for us to snack on. I would say it was less than a pint, but pretty close to a pint? Not really sure. Sorry I can’t be more help.

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    hannah! — May 5, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    strawberries are my favorite fruit ever! in my opinion, they always should be enjoyed fresh no matter what. even in desserts! 😀 your cupcakes look great, by the wayaoh

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    Cupcake Activist — May 5, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    I’ve heard that strawberry cake doesn’t end up being that sweet, but maybe the addition of fresh strawberries on top changes things. I’m a huge strawberry fan, so I’m anxious to try this.

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    Jen — May 5, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Cupcake Activist – I could definitely see that the batter itself might not be that sweet. I thought they were great with the additional strawberries added in.

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    Kerstin — May 5, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    This looks divine. I made the Sky High strawberry cake with frozen berries and I thought it was really good, but I’d like to try again with fresh ones too! Your hubby has some very luck coworkers 🙂

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    Brisbane Baker — May 6, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Love this recipe.. infact all of your cupcake recipes. I made your Fauxtess cupcakes the other day and turned out wonderfully.. This is now on my wish list. :

    http://www.brisbanebaker.blogspot.com

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    We Are Not Martha — May 6, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    These look so simple and beautiful! I love strawberry cake and I especially love the way the fresh strawberries look inside 🙂

    Sues

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    Miss. Tarrah Dame — May 19, 2010 at 2:17 am

    cant go wrong with strawberry…just made strawberry marscapone filled cupcakes myself! 🙂
    http://cuppycakebakes.blogspot.com

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    soohyunee — May 25, 2010 at 12:01 am

    I love how you frosted these cupcakes!! did you start from the inside and go out with a 1M tip?

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    Jen — May 25, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Yes, soohyunee, to make the rosette, I started in the center and swirled around to the outside.

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