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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Rhubarb Squares

Rhubarb Squares

1-1/2 cups AP flour (ETA: AP=all purpose)
3/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
4 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb

1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons confectioners sugar
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1-1/2 cups cold milk
1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
1/4 cup flaked coconut, toasted

In a small bowl, combine the flour, butter, and walnuts. Press into an ungreased 13 in. x 9in. x 2in. baking dish. Bake at 350 for 20-25 min, or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, water, and rhubarb until blended. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until rhubarb is tender. Cool; pour over crust. Chill.

In a large mixing bowl, beat cream until thickened. Add confectioners sugar and beat until soft peaks form. Fold in marshmallows. Spread over rhubarb layer.

In a small bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Spread over cream layer; sprinkle with coconut. Cover and refrigerate for 4-5 hours or until set. Remove from refrigerator 30 min. before cutting.

yield-16 servings

Hope that everyone had a great weekend! This dessert was served at our bbq and it was so delicious, light (a relative term), and refreshing that I wanted to share. My son made it...boy, did I ever train that boy right! My daughter-in-law says that the recipe comes from her Taste of Home magazine and that, although it looks complicated, it's very easy.

ETA: I am woefully behind on blog visiting and I'm missing you terribly. Hope to be in touch before day's end. It's off to the nursery for flowers, mulch, and dirt. Yippee!


  1. Yummy! I wish I had a slice to go with my coffee. Love your blog. I grew up in Indiana and we had lots of rhubarb. I didn't appreciate it as a kid, but now love,love,love it!

  2. Oh my goodness...that looks delicious!! I wish I had some rhubarb to make it! I think I need to grow some myself.

    Funny thing, I'm just about to head off to the garden centers, too!!

    Have a great day, Vee!!


  3. I'm still cooking up rhubarb dishes...so thanks for another recipe. It looks yummy...even before I've had breakfast.

    Have fun planting!

  4. Oh that looks sooo good - I love rhubarb. Another recipe I must make.

    I'm way behind on blog reading too and hope to catch up today.

    Enjoy your day.

  5. Wow! That really looks yummy! Wish I had some rhubarb...oh who am I kidding! I don't cook! LOL!
    Have a great Tuesday!


  6. After a bit of over-indulgence, (coupled with "after the big weekend guilt") clicking on to your blog and seeing this is just downright wrong. lol

    Looks delish - and you did train that boy right if he's actually in the kitchen doing stuff like THAT!! Nice.


  7. Mmmmm, I can almost taste it! How great that your son bakes--and picks such good recipes. I'm catching up on my blog reading too and yours is the first I've hit.

  8. Oh sigh... We have Rhubarb but we're afraid to pick much. It nearly died out last year, but came back this spring. E. thinks we should treat it like brand new... You let newly planted Rhubarb just grow and don't pick it... till the following year...

    Have some for me please...


  9. Good morning Vee! I've never had rhubarb but it looks yummy! One of my sons likes to cook, too, altho not desserts.
    Hey, I really enjoyed your tribute to your father on Memorial day. I find it so interesting, and I am eternally grateful to service men and women who've given their best and sometimes their all so that I can live in freedom and be the spoiled selfish person that I sometimes am. God bless them one and all - have a great day - Vickie

  10. Yummy and Yipee indeed! I have bedding plants still in the little plastic containers waiting to spread their roots, no can do, it is raining cats and dogs here!

    I hope you have successful planting while playing in your garden, it sounds like a wonderful thing to do.

  11. Fantastic, Vee! I need to try this before rhubarb is out of season/

  12. This looks really delicious Vee. . I'm marking this one as a must try. It has the unique layering of the marshmallows in there. . .
    I'll be trying it tomorrow.

  13. Oh my goodness, Mom and I were just trying to decide what to make with our rhubarb, of course we made a pan of dump cake but this looks awesome! I wish I was with her now...I'll pass it on to her :)

  14. Vee ~ this recipe looks so good!!! Hope you had a wonderful weekend ~ I'm behind reading my blogs too and trying to catch up...are you getting used to your new "do"? xxoo, Dawn

  15. Have a great dirt trip.

    I'll have to admit that I'm not crazy about rhubarb, but perhaps the marshmallows will make it palatable.

    Thanks again for the recipe.

    - Suzanne

  16. Heavenly day! That looks delicious....perhaps when I'm not dieting, I will try it...For now...noooo sugar. I think I may have gained an oz or two just looking :)

  17. I was getting excited about this desert until I saw that it has coconut in it.
    Interview with your Father was very interesting.

  18. Thank you Vee for the yummy looking recipe and you Kathi for sending it to me.Will be making this soon. Yum.....

  19. WOw, how great that looks...I swear, I'm going to try growing rhubard again! We had great success with it in England, it may be too hot here, but I'll buy it its own umbrella to shade it...

  20. Well jiggle my cellulite! Rhubarb is my ultimate favorite flavor for pies, jellies etc. I always am searching for new yummy recipies to use it in as they are hard to come by. Vee, you just made my day complete!

  21. I love rubarb and I am always looking for good ways to fix it. I will try this soon,,,,,Thanks...Mary

  22. We love rhubarb here too, Vee.... but what is AP flour? Ordinary or self raising? I am going to make this for my Mum. It looks delicious!

  23. Oh! And the rhubarb is alost ready too! Be trying this one out soon! Thanks Vee!

  24. Linds, AP flour stands for all-purpose. I had to ask as well...

    Barbara, how about substituting some toasted walnuts instead of the coconut. I don't think it would change the flavor much...it's really good.

  25. I made the rhubarb squares yesterday for our evening church business meeting..it was a special evening as we honored our pastor's 10th anniversary at our church. I had so many compliments on the dessert! Thanks so much for the great recipe.


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