Strawberry-Rhubarb Dream Bars are creamy dessert bars with fresh strawberries and rhubarb filling on a rich, buttery crust. Recipe makes 16 treats.Strawberry-Rhubarb Dream Bars are creamy dessert bars with fresh strawberries and rhubarb filling on a rich, buttery crust. Recipe makes 16 treats.
I love Spring, when it seems like everything is blooming and growing! From flowers to garden vegetables AND our lawns (which constantly seem to need mowing)…I love it all! Spring is also time for delicious fresh strawberries, rhubarb… and Strawberry-Rhubarb Dream Bars!

I grow rhubarb and strawberries in our garden, so I’m always on the prowl for new recipes to use them in. I found the recipe for these sweet/tangy dessert bars on Pinterest and decided to make them. YUM! They are really quite good. The bars have a creamy strawberry-rhubarb filling on a shortbread-style crust, and are absolutely delicious!

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How To Make Strawberry-Rhubarb Dream Bars

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. The crust ingredients are placed in a food processor (or can be mixed with a pastry blender) and mixed until the butter has become fine crumbs.

The crumbs are then placed into an 8×8 (or an 8×10) baking pan that is lined with parchment paper. Let the parchment paper extend over the edges of pan, so you can easily lift out the bars when cool. Press the crumbs into the bottom of the pan, forming a packed down crust. Bake the crust at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, then remove the pan from the oven.

Crust ingredients, including butter, are mixed in a food processor.The processed crust mixture is placed in a parchment paper-lined baking dish.The crumbles are patted down into the baking dish, to form a bottom crust.

Time To Make The Filling!

While the crust is baking, make the filling. Make the filling by mixing together the eggs, granulated sugar, flour and salt. There is no mixer required… just whisk or stir this mixture with a spoon until blended.

Eggs, flour, sugar and salt are combined to start making the filling.
Gently stir the diced strawberries and rhubarb into the filling, until well combined.

Chopped rhubarb and strawberries are added to the filling ingredients.Filling for the Strawberry-Rhubarb Dream Bars is now fully blended together.

Once you remove the crust from oven, pour the strawberry-rhubarb mixture on top of the hot crust. Spread the filling evenly across the baked crust.

The filling is poured onto the top of the hot, baked crust.The strawberry and rhubarb filling is spread over the crust before baking.

Bake The Strawberry-Rhubarb Dream Bars

Put the pan back into the oven and continue to bake the dream bars for an additional 40-45 minutes. When the strawberry-rhubarb dream bars are done, remove pan from oven, and let them cool completely.

Once cool, transfer the bars out of the pan by lifting up the parchment paper.  Top the dessert bars with sifted powdered sugar.

Powdered sugar is sifted over the baked dream bars.

Slice And SERVE!

Once you’ve covered the bars with sifted powdered sugar, slice into 16 individual portions. I like using a pizza cutter to do this, but a really sharp knife will work just as well!

Strawberry-Rhubarb Dream Bars are sliced into 16 portions for serving.

That’s it! Now you’ve just made 16 creamy and delicious, Strawberry-Rhubarb Dream Bars. I love the flavor combo of strawberries and rhubarb (have you tried Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie?). The combo of strawberries and rhubarb pair very well in this easy dessert! Now all that’s left is to grab one, take a big bite, and ENJOY!

An inside look at the dream bars, once cut. YUM!

I sincerely hope you have a wonderful day, and enjoy each moment you are gifted with. I am so very thankful for this season of Spring, and new life springing up from what once was dormant… in nature, and in my own heart (through faith in Jesus). Be blessed!

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Dream Bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Strawberry-Rhubarb Dream Bars are creamy dessert bars with fresh strawberries and rhubarb filling on a rich, buttery crust. Recipe makes 16 treats.

Category: Bar Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry-rhubarb dream bars
Servings: 16 bars
Calories Per Serving: 178 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
For The Crust:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (chilled)
For The Filling:
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups diced fresh rhubarb
  • 3/4 cup diced fresh strawberries
For garnish:
  • Powdered sugar (sifted)
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Using parchment paper, line the bottom of an 8x8 or a 8x10 inch baking pan. Let the parchment paper overlap (extend over) the sides of pan, so you will be able to lift out the entire dessert later.
Make the crust:
  1. Place the flour, granulated sugar and butter into a food processor. Pulse until butter has been reduced to small crumbs throughout. (If you want to do this by hand, use a pastry blender and cut in the butter until small crumbs). Pour the crumbs into prepared baking sheet. Press the crumbs down firmly and evenly to form a crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove from oven.
Make filling:
  1. While crust is baking, prepare the filling by mixing the eggs, granulated sugar, flour and salt together in a medium bowl. Once creamy, gently stir in diced strawberries and rhubarb until blended. Once crust comes out of the oven, pour filling on top of hot crust. Distribute filling evenly. Place back into the oven and cook for another 40-45 minutes (mine took entire 45 minutes). When done, remove pan from oven. Let cool completely (in pan). Once cool, lift the entire dessert out of baking pan using the parchment paper overhangs. Remove parchment paper from sides.
  2. Sift powdered sugar over the top of the dessert. Slice into 16 bars; Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry-Rhubarb Dream Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 95mg4%
Potassium 53mg2%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 215IU4%
Vitamin C 4.7mg6%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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