Apricot Bars

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by SharleneW

I love these bars with pecans or sliced almonds.

Top Review by Aunt Cookie

These bars are phenomenal! I never would have thought that such an outstanding treat could have dried apricots as the main ingredient. I really just made this to use up some walnuts, unsweetened coconut, and apricots, but now I'm probably going to have to buy more of those ingredients so I can make this again. Thanks for sharing, Sharlene!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Rinse apricots, cover with water and boil 10 minutes.
  3. Drain, cool and chop.
  4. Combine butter, sugar and 1 cup flour.
  5. Blend together until crumbly.
  6. Pack into bottom of greased 8 x 8-inch square pan.
  7. Bake at 350°F until lightlly browned, aout 15-18 miutes.
  8. Beat eggs.
  9. Add vanilla and gradually beat in brown sugar.
  10. Sift remaining 1/3 cup flour with baking powder and salt.
  11. Blend into mixture.
  12. Stir in nuts, coconut and apricots.
  13. Spread over baked layer.
  14. Return to oven for about 30 minutes longer.
  15. Cool.
  16. Cut into squares.

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