Thursday, June 2, 2011

Strawberry Rhubarb Bars.

Thanks for sticking with me through my's bound to continue for a few more weeks, but don't worry we're still eating and even trying new recipes...many of which are being saved to share on a rainy day!

This evening I bring you a recipe that I've tempted my facebook fans with for a couple weeks now.  Sorry about that!  Our rhubarb is still going strong, so I hope yours is the same and you can make these easy and tasty bars!

Strawberry Rhubarb Bars.
(Recipe Adapted from Land'o'Lakes)
2 cups rhubarb (chopped into bite size pieces)
2 cups strawberries (chopped into bite size pieces)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons corn starch
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup butter (softened)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Combine rhubarb, strawberries and lemon juice in a saucepan. Cover and cook over medium heat until fruit is tender (about 10 minutes).  Combine 1/2 cup sugar and cornstarch in small bowl then add to the fruit mixture.  Cook until mixture comes to a boil.  Boil and stir until thickened.  Remove from heat and set aside.  Combine flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, butter, and soda in large bowl. Beat until mixture becomes coarse crumbs. Reserve 1 1/2 cups crumb mixture. Press remaining crumb mixture onto bottom of greased 9x13 baking pan. Spread filling over crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. 

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