Crunchy Oat Apricot Bars

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

You may use any fruit preserves in place of apricot. From Cooking Light.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Place flour and next 4 ingredients (flour through vanilla) in a food processor, and pulse 4 to 5 times or until oat mixture resembles coarse meal. Press half of oat mixture into the bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Spread apricot preserves over oat mixture. Sprinkle remaining oat mixture over preserves, and gently press. Bake mixture at 350° for 35 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Cool bars completely in pan on a wire rack.


Most Helpful

I had the falling apart problem. Also, I thought that they were dry.

punkarooni February 27, 2011

If you put just a little more than half of the crumbs on the bottom, the crust holds up beautifully on slicing--none of this falling apart business. I did use regular butter because I didn't have any light margarine. I cut the brown sugar in half because I find the most recipes benefit from this; this one did too. I used peach preserves, and it was plenty sweet enough. Very delicious!

Debbie R. September 20, 2006

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