Transform fresh rhubarb into a fantastic dessert with our Rhubarb Bars recipe. This Rhubarb Bars recipe serves 48, so it’s a great for a large gathering.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 48 servings
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/4 cup water
4 cups chopped rhubarb
1-3/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
1 tsp. vanilla
1-1/2 cups old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
1-1/2 cups flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped PLANTERS Pecans
1 cup butter, softened
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, softened
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 350ºF.
Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides; spray with cooking spray. Mix cornstarch and water until blended.
Bring rhubarb, 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar and vanilla to boil in medium saucepan on medium heat, stirring frequently; simmer on medium-low heat 5 min. or until rhubarb is softened, stirring occasionally.
Stir cornstarch mixture. Add to rhubarb mixture; cook and stir 1 to 2 min. or until thickened. Remove from heat.
Combine oats, flour, brown sugar and nuts in large bowl. Add butter; mix until well blended and crumbly. Press half the oat mixture onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 10 min. Meanwhile, mix Neufchatel, eggs and remaining granulated sugar until blended.
Pour Neufchatel mixture over crust; top with rhubarb mixture and remaining oat mixture.
Bake 25 to 30 min. or until golden brown. Cool completely. Use foil handles to lift dessert from pan before cutting into bars.
How to Store
Keep cooled bars refrigerated.
How to Soften the Neufchatel Cheese
Place completely unwrapped package of Neufchatel cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 10 sec. or just until softened. Add 15 sec. for each additional package of Neufchatel.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 18g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.