Oaty Rhubarb Streusel Bars

The rhubarb filling for these tasty treats is baked to a bubbly, golden brown. A ginger icing finishes them off.

Oaty Rhubarb Streusel Bars
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cool Time:
2 hrs
Bake Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 ½ cup quick-cooking rolled oats

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¾ cup butter

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • 2 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened sliced rhubarb

  • 1 Ginger Icing (see recipe)

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger (optional)

Ginger Icing

  • ¾ cup sifted powdered sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • 3 teaspoon apricot nectar, orange juice, or milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 8x8x2-inch baking pan with heavy foil extended beyond pan edges.

  2. In large bowl stir together oats, the 1 cup flour, and brown sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside 1 cup oats mixture. Press remaining on bottom of prepared pan. Bake 25 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, in medium bowl stir together granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, and ground ginger. Add rhubarb; toss to coat. Spread on hot crust. Sprinkle reserved oats mixture; press lightly.

  4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, until top is golden and filling is bubbly. Cool on rack. Drizzle icing, sprinkle crystallized ginger. Lift from pan; cut into bars. Store, covered, in refrigerator up to 2 days. Makes 16 bars.

Ginger Icing

  1. In small bowl sitr together powdered sugar, ginger, and apricot nectar, orange juice, or milk.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

221 Calories
10g Fat
32g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 221
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1.8mg 9%
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 99mg 2%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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