Gluten-Free Rhubarb Bars Recipe
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Gluten-Free Rhubarb Bars Recipe

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Nothing tastes like spring more than rhubarb and strawberry. The crust and crumb topping on these bars are so tasty, nobody will know they’re eating gluten-free.—Lisa Wilson, Virginia, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose baking flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 5 cups sliced fresh or frozen rhubarb, thawed
  • 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose baking flour
  • 1/2 cup cold butter

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 116 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 58 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in eggs and milk just until moistened. Press onto the bottom of a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Top with rhubarb; sprinkle with gelatin.
  2. For topping, in a small bowl, combine sugar and flour. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over top. Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 3 dozen.
Editor’s Notes: Read all ingredient labels for possible gluten content prior to use. Ingredient formulas can change, and production facilities vary among brands. If you’re concerned that your brand may contain gluten, contact the company. If using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while still frozen, then thaw completely. Drain in a colander, but do not press liquid out.
Originally published as Gluten-Free Rhubarb Bars in Country Woman April/May 2012

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Reviewed Jun. 24, 2014

"I made this for our church social hour. Came home with only crumbs. Tasted like a strawberry rhubarb pie. Will definitely make this again."

Reviewed Jun. 9, 2014

"Thank you, thank you for this gluten free recipe. Will be making this for Father's Day. Sounds quite yummy."

Reviewed Jul. 3, 2013

"Took these bars to a potluck and came home with compliments and an empty pan. Gluten free eaters really appreciated the new recipe."

Reviewed Jun. 17, 2013

"Wonderful recipe! We made this for company this weekend and these turned out beautifully. Very easy to make; straightforward directions.

Will definitely make again. Thank you for sharing this recipe!"

Reviewed Jun. 8, 2013

"Awesome taste !"

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