1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line the base and sides of a 7 inches square baking pan with parchment paper. Put butter in a large pan and add the carob powder. Stir over a low heat until the mixture is smooth and combined. Stir in the remaining ingredients and mix well.
2. Press the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for about 20-25 minutes until just set. Mark into squares or bars while still hot. Leave to cool in tin.
3. To make the topping, stir the carob and cream in a small pan over low heat. Spread over the cookies and sprinkle the apricots on top.