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Rhubarb Dream Bars

 Rhubarb Dream Bars
Dreaming of a different way to use rhubarb? Try these sweet bars shared by Marion Tomlinson of Madison, Wisconsin. She tops a tender shortbread-like crust with rhubarb, walnuts and coconut for delicious results.
30 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling


  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups diced fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut


  • In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour and confectioners' sugar. Cut in
  • the butter until crumbly. Pat into a lightly greased 13-in. x 9-in.
  • baking dish. Bake at 350° for 13-15 minutes or until edges are
  • lightly browned.
  • In a large bowl, combine sugar and remaining flour. Add eggs. Stir in
  • the rhubarb, walnuts and coconut; pour over crust. Bake 30-35
  • minutes longer or until set. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
  • Yield: 2-1/2 to 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 110 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 40 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.