SAUCE: ¼ c. water 3 c. rhubarb (cut into 1” pieces) 3 heaping T. cornstarch 1 ½ c. sugar 1 tsp. vanilla
BAR 1 ½ c. oatmeal 1 ½ c. flour 1 c. brown sugar ½ tsp baking soda 1 c. soft butter ½ c. chopped nuts
SAUCE: Cook together until thick, then add vanilla BAR: Mix oatmeal, brown sugar, butter, flour, backing soda and nuts until crumbly. Put ¾ of mixture in 9X13” pan. Add sauce over crumb mixture and sprinkle remainder of crumbs on top. Bake at 375º oven for 35 minutes.
The credit for this recipe goes to Sally Eiler who shared it in a cook book put together by a bunch of gals from Jackson Nebraska. My niece (Lynne (Bostwick-Fluery) Wilcke gave me a copy of the recipe book for my birthday along with a note that promised it was filled with great recipes. She was 100% correct! …….. A little about my niece, Lynne; first of all, having a niece is a lot like having another daughter. She is the same age as my daughters and during their growing up years she spent a good amount of time with us. She is a fun person, she loves doing family things, she has been great at doing skits at our family reunions, she is a wonderful hostess in her home and she loves to travel. Lynne and her husband, Bob, both teach at a college in Sioux City Iowa. Bob teaches carpentry and Lynne teaches graphic arts.
This is Lynne when she was just a little girl.
This is a picture of these delicious rhubarb bars. I just know you will love them!