Simple Rhubarb Recipe Kids Will Love to Make

Rhubarb stalks
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Here is an easy dessert kids will love to make for their Mothers this week-end. The only difficult part is having the rhubarb. Hope you have a plant or two in your backyard. If not, stores should have it for sale. Then it is a quick job to put together, bake, and enjoy. It’s colorful, too.

Rhubarb Dessert

4 cups rhubarb, chopped in 1/2 to 1- inch pieces
1 cup sugar
1 package strawberry Jello
1 yellow Jiffy cake mix
3/4 cup water
1/2 stick butter, cut in small pieces

Grease a 9 x 9-inch pan (NOT 9 x 13-inch). Place chopped rhubarb in bottom of pan.

Sprinkle sugar over the top of rhubarb.

Sprinkle 1 package strawberry gelatin over top.

Sprinkle cake mix over top.

Dribble water over top.

Place dobs of butter on top.

Bake 30 – 40 minutes in 350 degree oven

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  2. I love rhubarb compote

  3. This recipe reminds of my childhood, my mother often used to make rhubarb desserts and cakes, but this seems like something in between 🙂 Fortunately the season isn’t yet over, so I can try it out. Thanks for sharing!

    • Emma, hope you’ve had a chance to try this. We used to sit on the porch and eat rhubarb straight from the patch by dipping it in sugar, or was it salt?? Some liked it one way and some the other. Enjoy!

  4. This does look simple. I don’t think I’ve ever seen cake with gelatin sprinkled over/in it. Gotta try in once I find some rhubarb. I’ve only had rhubarb in strawberry-rhubarb pie so look forward to this.

    • Thanks, Mary Ann, for your comments. I hope you have had a chance to try some rhubarb recipes – the season is almost over here in the Midwest.

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