10 Rhubarb Bars to Make ASAP

a plated rhubarb bar with the rest of the panful in the background
Photo: NeonDials

Not sure what to do with your latest rhubarb haul? Try one of these absolutely irresistible rhubarb bar recipes. The gorgeous vegetable (rhubarb is technically a veggie, but it's considered a fruit in the culinary world) adds a distinct sweet-yet-tart flavor to summertime desserts. Whether you're in the mood for something decadent and rich (try these Sour Cream-Rhubarb Squares or these Rhubarb Cheesecake Dream Bars) or fruity and bright (you'll want to make these Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars all season long), you'll find what you're looking for in this collection of our best rhubarb bars.

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Rhubarb Dream Bars

Rhubarb Dream Bars
Photo by Sandra Barney.

This top-rated recipe is a great way to use up excess rhubarb, according to recipe creator KRISTA4. It's easy to make with few ingredients and comes together in less than an hour.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars

"If you're looking for a new strawberry and rhubarb recipe, try these delicious crumb bars," says recipe creator Bren. "The bar cookies have a crumb crust, a juicy rhubarb and strawberry filling, and a crumbly top."

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Rhubarb Shortbread Bars

closeup of a dessert bar served with whipped cream
Baking Nana

These sweet and tart bars, which have a cookie-like taste and texture, are great alone or with vanilla ice cream, according to recipe creator Kitchen Witch.

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Rhubarb Crumble Bars

Rhubarb Crumble Bars
Veronica Livingston

Old-fashioned oats give these fruit bars a pleasant texture. Recipe creator Veronica Livingston says she likes her rhubarb quite tart, but you can add more sugar to mellow the flavor a bit.

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Very Berry Rhubarb Bars

Very Berry Rhubarb Bars

"These bars feature a cinnamon-shortbread crust, a fruity sweet-tart filling, and a crunchy oat crumb topping," according to recipe creator Dianne. "The best early summer has to offer!"

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Lemon Rhubarb Bars

a plated rhubarb bar with the rest of the panful in the background

This perfect summer treat has a crunchy crust and a sweet-yet-tart flavor. If you don't like rhubarb add two cups of sugar, recipe creator Readr4evr recommends.

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Sour Cream-Rhubarb Squares

Sour Cream-Rhubarb Squares

"I made these bars for a large public gathering and they were a hit," says reviewer twoandtwo. "I did use plain yogurt instead of sour cream. I would also try these bars with other fresh fruit in season."

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Rhubarb Almond Squares

Rhubarb Almond Bars
Lady at the Stove

Make these delicious fruit and nut squares, which work perfectly for breakfast or dessert, with just seven ingredients.

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Gluten-Free Rhubarb Bars

Gluten-Free Rhubarb Bars
Buckwheat Queen

Made with rice flour, potato starch, and tapioca starch, this tasty recipe is perfect for rhubarb lovers following gluten-free diets. Serve plain or with homemade whipped cream.

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Rhubarb Cheesecake Dream Bars

Rhubarb Cheesecake Dream Bars
Vikki Wagner Challoner

"A very easy, rich, rhubarb cheesecake bar," says recipe creator liztherunner. "This recipe uses only one bowl and 7 different ingredients (most of which are regulars in any kitchen)."

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