Apricot Cream Cheese Bars

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F Prepare 9x11 glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Next mix rolled oats with margarine, flour, baking soda, salt, and brown sugar, using your hands. Mixture should be loose but not dry. You should be able to make a ball and have it stick without it falling apart. Press half of this mixture into the bottom of the pan. Set side the other half for topping.
  • Now mix together apricots, water, white sugar, and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Place in saucepan on the stove on medum-high for 30 minutes until the apricots are soft and mushy.
  • Next mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar, egg and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla in small mixing bowl. Mix it well. Pour it over the base.
  • Pour the apricot mixture over the cream cheese mixture. Finally, crumble remaining oat mixture on top.
  • Bake at 350F for 30 minutes or until top is golden brown.
  • Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

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