This easy Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars recipe is the perfect spring and summer dessert. It features tender, buttery cake topped with sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb plus a buttery crumble topping.

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars on a white platter


 

Every once in awhile, I dare myself to just chuck out all the loose recipes I have stashed away to try “some day”. Because keeping them organized can be a royal pain. 

But then…I wouldn’t be able to enjoy and share some pretty wonderful recipes that have caught my eye over the years.

Like these Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars. This recipe is such a great spring treat!

a pan of Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars

I think strawberries are just the perfect rhubarb partner, and can’t let spring go by without making my mom’s Super Simple Rhubarb Sauce, an Old-Fashioned Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp, and refreshing Rhubarb Mojitos.

Check out ALL my rhubarb recipes here.

And for my Rhubarb 101 over at The Pioneer Woman‘s site, go here!

a serving tray of Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars

These bars are full of butter, giving wonderful flavor and moist, tender texture. I love how the sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb play with the buttery crumb.

Our daughters absolutely love these bars. They make a sweet little after-school spring treat near the end of the school year. And I have to admit, they make a great little breakfast!

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars

Yield: 16 to 20 bars
prep time: 30 minutes
cook time: 50 minutes
total time: 1 hour 20 minutes
This easy Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars recipe is the perfect spring and summer dessert. It features tender, buttery cake topped with sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb plus a buttery crumb topping.
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Ingredients

For the streusel crumb topping

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, gently melted and then cooled a bit (plus a bit more room-temperature butter to grease the pan)
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon Morton kosher salt
  • cup all-purpose flour

For the bars

  • ½ pound chopped (½" pieces) fresh rhubarb
  • ½ pound fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced ¼" thick
  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon Morton kosher salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • cups powdered sugar, plus a bit more for dusting over the finished bars
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9'' square baking pan with butter, then line with a parchment paper sling, leaving an overhang on 2 sides. Butter and flour the parchment paper and pan, tapping out the excess flour. Set aside.

For the streusel crumb topping

  • Whisk together butter, brown sugar, and salt. Add flour and cut with a rigid pastry cutter or fork until large crumbs form. Refrigerate until ready to use.

For the bars

  • In a medium bowl, combine rhubarb, strawberries, brown sugar, and ¼ cup of the flour.
  • In another medium bowl, whisk the remaining 1¼ cups of flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Then beat in the eggs, one at a time. With mixer on low, beat in vanilla, then the flour mixture.
  • Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Top with rhubarb and strawberry mixture, then top with streusel crumb topping. If you like to have some of the pretty red of the rhubarb and strawberries show on top (I do!), poke a few pieces up through the streusel.
  • Bake 50-55 minutes, or until topping is golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a bit of moist crumbs attached. Let cool completely in pan. Run a knife around the edge of the pan and, using the parchment paper overhang, lift cake from pan. Cut into bars and dust with powdered sugar. Serve as is, or with dollops of fresh whipped cream.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 212kcal
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Spoonacular. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your own favorite calculator.
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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars on a cooling rack

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars with a gingham cloth

Hungry for more rhubarb? Check out a couple very special family recipes using rhubarb:

This post was originally published April 2102 and has been a popular reader favorite. Some of the photographs and text were updated June 2017.