Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Bars

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I don’t know who the first person was to pair rhubarb and strawberries together, but obviously, he or she was a genius. I guess it’s no surprise, what with both being in season at the same time and strawberries lending sweetness to tart rhubarb (and the other way around) but seriously, really good idea, Unknown Person.

I love to make bars. We love to eat bars. The amount of Trader Joe’s “a ___ walks into a bar” cereal bars we go through is…well, it’s a lot. I’ve made jam bars countless times. ¬†I’ve added nutella. I’ve Christmassed them up with cranberries. There is just no getting around the fact that fruit bar desserts are good and so, so easy. And they don’t have to be for dessert, either. Deb called these “breakfast bars,” which gave me license to have one each morning until they were gone. Fruit and oats = oatmeal, right?

I saved about half the mixture for the top (reading comprehension failure), which was a bit too much, so you’ll probably want to do 1/2 CUP, as the recipe indicates. ūüôā

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Bars