Rhubarb Bars
Recipe from Midwest Living



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Yield: 45 bars
Prep Time: 20 mins
Related Categories: Cookies, Desserts
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Ingredients
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    3   cups 
    fresh or frozen unsweetened, sliced rhubarb
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    1   cup 
    granulated sugar
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    1/4  cup 
    water
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    1/2  cup 
    granulated sugar
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    2   tablespoons 
    all-purpose flour
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    1   teaspoon 
    vanilla
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    1 1/2  cups 
    all-purpose flour
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    1 1/2  cups 
    quick-cooking rolled oats
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    1   cup 
    packed brown sugar
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    baking soda
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    1   cup 
    shortening
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    1/2  cup 
    chopped pecans or walnuts
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    Chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

Directions
1.
Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside. For filling: In a medium saucepan, combine rhubarb, the 1 cup granulated sugar and water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine the 1/2 cup granulated sugar and the 2 tablespoons flour. Stir into rhubarb mixture. Cook and stir about 1 minute more or till thick. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Set aside.
2.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the 1 1/2 cups flour, oats, brown sugar and baking soda. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in shortening till the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts. Reserve 1 cup of the crumb mixture.
3.
Press remaining crumb mixture into the bottom of prepared pan. Evenly spread rhubarb mixture on top. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture and additional chopped nuts, if you like. Bake in a 375 degrees oven for 30 to 35 minutes or till the top is golden. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Makes 45 bars.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 122, Fat, total (g) 5, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 17, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 1, vit. C (mg) 1, sodium (mg) 10, calcium (mg) 20, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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