Dark Chocolate Rhubarb Brownies, Iced Rhubarb Tea, and Other Mouthwatering Rhubarb Recipes

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Fresh rhubarb for sale at the food market

Ravishing Rhubarb Recipes

Being that rhubarb resembles a ruby-colored stalk of celery, we're not taken aback by the fact that it's technically a vegetable, although it's often culinarily treated like a fruit. These bright, tart stalks are one of the highlights of summer and while it's been dubbed the "pie plant," there are tons of ways to get creative with rhubarb. Here are some of the most mouthwatering.

Crumble with berries and fruits with vanilla ice cream.

Rhubarb Crisp

Apple crisp might reign over fall, but rhubarb crisp is the summertime sheriff in town. The tart, bright flavor of rhubarb is balanced by oats and cinnamon. Serve this with a dollop of vanilla ice cream and your tastebuds will be forever grateful.

Recipe: Savory Nothings

Strawberry Rhubarb  Crumb Bars Seen From Above

Rhubarb Dream Bars

These bars are basically just a standard cake-like base with crunchy edges and rhubarb for a burst of flavor. Hard to go wrong there.

Recipe: Noshing with the Nolands

Rhubarb muffin in paper cups with rhubarb petioles

Rhubarb Muffins

You had us at the combination of rhubarb and streusel topping. Crunchy, crumbly brown sugar makes perfect sense paired with rhubarb. Yes. Freaking. Please.

Recipe: Chocolate with Grace

Cookies Cooling

Rhubarb Cookies

With a brown sugar base and a hint of cinnamon, these rhubarb cookies promise bold, deep flavor that's sure to get you caught with your hand in the cookie jar.

Recipe: Fun Cookie Recipes

Strawberry Rhubarb Cake
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Cinnamon Streusel Rhubarb Bread

Put banana bread on the back burner while rhubarb is in season. Enjoy that cinnamon streusel topping followed by a tangy bite of rhubarb. Thank us later.

Recipe: Num's the Word

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

When it comes to rhubarb recipes, strawberry rhubarb pie is a surefire fan-favorite. The tart and tangy flavors of the strawberries and rhubarb compliment each other beautifully and, when cooked down inside of a pie crust, the sweetness is activated and is oh so delicious.

Recipe: ktchn

Delicious rhubarb pie with custard closeup on the plate. Horizontal

Rhubarb Custard Pie

If you're looking to bring balance to the tart and tang of rhubarb, creamy, sweet custard is the answer. This pie is full of flavor and with its bright and beautiful color, it's the ideal summertime dessert.

Recipe: The Creative Bite

Stack of three brownies on white plate

Dark Chocolate Rhubarb Brownies

We were today years old when we heard about rhubarb brownies and we were also today years old when we started drooling over the thought of them. The bitterness of dark chocolate joining forces with the bright and tart rhubarb sounds like tastebud euphoria. Sign us up.

Recipe: The Endless Meal

Homemade rhubarb compote
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4-Ingredient Simple Rhubarb Sauce

You can enjoy rhubarb sauce the way you eat apple sauce or you can use it as an ice cream topping, add it to a parfait, use it as a jam, scoop it over pancakes or waffles, or even slather meat with it before throwing it on the grill. It's universal and full of flavor. 

Recipe: Hostess at Heart

Pitcher of cold ice tea with rural summer background

Iced Rhubarb Tea

This is quintessental summer in a drink, guys. You boil rhubarb to create a rhubarb-infused iced tea. You'll become the talk of backyard barbecues after serving up a pitcher of this stuff.

Recipe: Confessions of an Overworked Mom