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Easy Rhubarb Delight Bars Recipe

If you are a fan of rhubarb, then you are going to love this easy rhubarb delight bars recipe. Get ready to indulge in a delectable treat that perfectly captures the unique tartness and sweetness of this vibrant springtime ingredient.

These dessert bars are a delightful combination of a buttery crust and a tangy rhubarb filling. This is such a simple recipe to use that springtime rhubarb from your garden.

Use Fresh or Frozen Rhubarb for This Recipe

This is one of those recipes that works for both fresh rhubarb and frozen rhubarb. While the buttery crust is baking, just prepare the filling. It just takes minutes. When you can make this using frozen fruit, enjoy this simple dessert throughout the year.

Easy Rhubarb Delight Bars Recipe

Annual Early Summer Must Make Dessert

These dessert bars are super easy to make and bursting with fresh fruity flavor. If you happen to have rhubarb that is red tinted, this makes for a very pretty summer treat.

We have tried and tested this recipe and it is a must make every year. It has taken us a few years to take photos and get this recipe written up so you can make it too.

A delicious buttery crusty with a luscious creamy filling with just the right amount of tartness. It has just the right amount of sweet and tart flavor from the sugar and the rhubarb.

Rhubarb Dessert Served with Ice Cream

Picnic and Summer BBQ Treat

Whenever we host or attend any kind of potluck, picnic, or BBQ and bring these treats, they are gone in a flash. The great part is that they are very easy to make, portable, and they are very popular.

I love that it is a simple make ahead recipe. When I bring this dessert anywhere, I always have people asking me for the recipe.

Making rhubarb delight

See How Easy it is to Make Easy Rhubarb Delight Bars

A great recipe for using your bounty.

Just combine the flour, sugar, and butter and press it into a baking pan. This is the perfect amount of crust for a 9 X 9-inch baking pan or an 8 X 10-inch pan. You can use a food processor, but if you melt the butter, just mix this by hand. It just takes a few minutes.

While the crust is baking, work on the rhubarb filling mixture. Just add the cut up rhubarb, egg, sugar, and vanilla extract to a bowl and mix to combine.

When the crust is done baking, which takes just a short time, add the fruit mixture on top. Bake again and serve.

This is delicious, served warm and cold. Eat as is, or top with whipped cream or ice cream. It is a scrumptious combination.

Pan of Rhubarb Bars

Does rhubarb torte or rhubarb bars need to be refrigerated?

It is a fresh fruit dessert, and it can sit out at room temperature safely for about 2 days. However, if you want it to last longer, store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Annual Early Summer Must Make Dessert

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How Long Does Rhubarb Last. We have the answers.

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Easy Rhubarb Delight Bars Recipe

If you are a fan of rhubarb, then you are going to love this easy rhubarb delight bars recipe. Get ready to indulge in a delectable treat that perfectly captures the unique tartness and sweetness of this vibrant springtime ingredient.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: budget recipe, easy recipe, fruit recipe, summer dessert, summer party
Servings: 16 Servings
Calories: 213kcal

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  • 1 ½ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • ¾ Cups Butter softened or melted
  • 8 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar

Rhubarb Topping:

  • 3 Cups Rhubarb Finely chopped
  • 2 Large Eggs beaten
  • ¼ Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a small bowl, add the flour, sugar, and butter. Mix until fully incorporated. You can use a food processor, but I just mix by hand.
  • Press mixture in a single layer into a 9 X 9-inch baking pan. A 8 X 10-inch pan will work too.
  • Bake 10 minutes until lightly browned.
  • While the crust is baking, in a medium bowl, combine the rhubarb, flour, sugar, and vanilla extract.
  • Spoon the fruit mixture onto the baked crust.
  • Bake another 30 minutes until lightly browned and set.
  • Serve warm or cold with whipping cream or vanilla ice cream.

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Pro Tips

While it is pretty easy to cut the bars right in the pan, you can line the baking pan with parchment paper before adding the crust. This makes it really easy to remove the entire dessert at once. It makes it much easier to cut into squares.


Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 323IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg


You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has worked in restaurants for many years. Her many crochet patterns and quilt patterns are enjoyed by many. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.

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