Orange Rhubarb Bars

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By Linda Kauppinen
from Greenwood, FL

I found this recipe for Orange Rhubarb Bars and thought how unique!! There are so many limited recipes for rhubarb that I thought it a good idea to post this one! Hope you all enjoy it! Note..I think adding strawberries to this would also be delicious!

serves Makes 24 bars
cook time 25 Min
method Bake


  • 2 c
    frozen unsweetened rhubarb (i believe you can substitute with fresh)
  • 1 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4
    drops of red food coloring
  • 1 1/2 c
    uncooked multigrain hot cereal
  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    grated orange peel
  • 1 c
    butter, chilled
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pecans

How To Make

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375 degrees Lightly grease 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Set aside
  • 2
    In 3 quart saucepan combine rhubarb, granulated sugar, water, cornstarch and vanilla. Cook over medium-high heat until rhubarb is defrosted and filling is thickened and translucent, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in food coloring. Set aside.
  • 3
    In large mixing bowl, combine cereal, flour, brown sugar, baking soda and peel. Using pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 1 1/2 cups cereal mixture.
  • 4
    Press remaining cereal mixture evenly into prepared pan to form base. Spread filling evenly over base. Sprinkle reserved cereal mixture and pecans evenly over filling. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely before cutting.