Thursday, July 1, 2010

Oaty Rhubarb Streusel Bars & Blackberry Crumb Bars

When I am asked to provide dessert for something in the summer, I always think of desserts that include fruit. I decided on these 2 quick and easy fruit bars which showcase blackberries and rhubarb.

A couple of weeks ago I bought a large amount of rhubarb, because I knew it wouldn't be available much longer. I brought it home and chopped it, so that I could put in it in the freezer and use it later.

I used some of the rhubarb in these Oaty Rhubarb Streusel Bars. The base is a basic oatmeal crust/crumble, of which some is reserved to be the crumbs on top. The base is baked for a little while and then the rhubarb is added. The rest of the crust is sprinkled on top and then a ginger icing and crystallized ginger are sprinkled on top. These bars turned out looking so delicious.
I didn't get to taste one, but there weren't any leftovers, so I can only assume they were great.

The Blackberry Crumb Bars had a cake-like base, then the blackberries were placed on top and a separate streusel was sprinkled on top.
These were a little bit more difficult to cut, so my kids and a friend were able to sample one of the pieces that fell apart. They said it was delicious. My kids were begging for more, but the rest had to be whisked away!
If you are looking for an easy fruit cake/cookie streusel bar, try one of these!

Recipe for Oaty Rhubarb Streusel Bars

Recipe for Blackberry Crumb Bars


Unknown said...

Isnt Rhubarb pretty, seriously it always just jumps out at me. Great looking!

Eliana said...

Baking with summer fruits is such a treat. These both sound and look super tasty.

Smitten Sugar said...

Wow those blackberry crumb bars look amazing!

Pamela said...

Looks great!

Andrew said...

WOW! i want those severely! i wish i could be there to eat these things! YOU ROCK!