Apricot Oatmeal Bars, Just Like You Remember!

Recipe by kiwidutch
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
YIELD: 24 bars
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray bottom of a 9-by-13-inch rectangular pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Place the apricots in saucepan and cover with water. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat and drain. Set aside.
  • In work bowl of electric mixer, combine flour, oats, sugar, baking soda and salt.
  • Add butter and beat on low speed until a crumbly mixture is formed, about 1 minute. Place half the mixture into the pan and press firmly into an even layer.
  • Spread apricots evenly over surface, then sprinkle remaining crumbs over the top. The pan will be almost full.
  • Bake in center of oven until light golden brown, about 50 minutes. Remove to a rack and cool completely (do not cut while warm or bars will be too crumbly). Gently cut into 24 pieces with a small, sharp knife.
  • Store in airtight container or cookie tin between layers of parchment or waxed paper.
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