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Strawberry Rhubarb Buckwheat Bars

Yields: 24 servings | Serving Size: 1 bar | Calories: 186 | Total Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 107mg | Carbohydrates: 30g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Protein: 3g | SmartPoints: 9

Ingredients

For the Crust:
    • 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
    • 3/4 cup buckwheat flour
    • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
    • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
    • 1 egg
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 3 tablespoons molasses
For the Filling:
  • 2 cups strawberries, tops removed
  • 2 cups rhubarb, chopped
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar no-sugar added strawberry preserves
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
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Directions

For the Crust:
    1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly spray a 9 X 13 inch baking pan.
    2. In a food processor, pulse whole wheat flour, buckwheat flour, coconut sugar, salt, and baking powder in a food processor until well combined. Add butter cubes and pulse until mixture is crumbly. Add egg, honey, and molasses and pulse until well combined and large clumps form. Reserve 1/2 cup of the mixture and pour the remainder into prepared baking pan and press into the bottom and slightly up the sides to form a crust.
    3. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven and cool.
For the Filling:
  1. Combine all ingredients in food processor and lightly pulse together just to combine ingredients. Pour into a small sauce pan and heat on medium heat until preserves had melted and a sauce begins for form. Pour over cooled crust and crumble reserved 1/2 cup of crust mixture on top.
  2. Bake for about 20 minutes until filling is bubbly and top begins to lightly brown. Cool completely before cutting and serving. If desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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