Remarkable Rhubarb Bites

photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Xanthia photo by Xanthia
Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Mix together rhubarb and 1/2 cup sugar.
  • Set aside. Cream shortening, remaining 1/2 cup sugar and brown sugar.
  • Add egg and then stir in baking soda, salt, cinnamon and flour.
  • Stir in vanilla, then rhubarb mixture. Place batter in a greased and floured 13x9" baking pan and bake for 40-45 minutes.
  • Let cool, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and cut into 2" squares.
  • Nancy {:-).

Questions & Replies

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  1. detoth
    Can this recipe be made with crushed cranberries? Thanks.
  2. spostma
    Just wondering why Iowa's breakfast is a bar cookie. Not a regular breakfast item in Iowa.


  1. Mike in NC
    Easy to make and absolutely delicious. A perfect combination of moist, sweet and tart tastes. This will certainly be a recipe that we will use often.
  2. Lisa P.
    Really good! I had no idea what it would be like. It's not fluffy or thick like cake. It's kind of like a cookie bar, or it is kind of like a thin brownie consistancy with a cruncy top. Quite sweet; you can taste the sugar and brown sugar. Easy to cut into squares. So easy to make. The sweetness balances out the rhubarb. Something different to try.
  3. Bet5737
    This was a really terrific recipe and a big hit with my family. It fills the house with a delicious scent and certainly makes wonderful use of the fresh rhubarb in my garden. This is a nice dessert but I can see that it would be lovely with morning coffee too. Thanks for a great receipe!
  4. mickie49
    With a huge rhubarb crop this year, I'm trying lots of new recipes. This one is a real winner! Would advise mixing sugar and rhubarb at least 15 minutes before starting the rest of the recipe, this gives the fruit (or is it a veggie, never did get that straight) time to and sugar time to develop some nice juice.
  5. Jonathan Melendez
    I got super excited when I found fresh rhubarb at the store and so I tried these bars and they're seriously addicting!



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