Apricot Oatmeal Bars Recipe - Allrecipes.com

Apricot Oatmeal Bars

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"Easy to make bar cookies will soon become a favorite. Oats add crunch and apricot spreadable fruit gives this cookie a rich fruit flavor."

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Directions

  1. Combine flour, oats, Equal®, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture is very fine in texture and begins to stick together slightly. Stir in water and vanilla until well blended.
  2. Reserve 3/4 cup flour mixture. Press remaining mixture firmly and evenly onto bottom of lightly greased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake in preheated 375 degrees F oven 12 to 15 minutes or until mixture is lightly browned at edges.
  3. Remove from oven and spread with fruit. Sprinkle with reserved flour mixture, pressing gently into fruit. Bake an additional 20 to 25 minutes or until flour mixture is lightly browned on top. Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into squares.
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Footnotes

  • * May substitute 12 packets Equal® sweetener
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Reviews More Reviews

Aug 07, 2005

These were pretty good! They were my first bar, so I don't really know what to compare them with, but overall they were tasty! I added 2 handfuls of chopped pecans to the top layer and when the bars cooled I also sprinkled powdered sugar over the top. Next time I'll try a berry preserves and some real fruit. The jam seemed a little bit sweet for me, so sugarless might work well. The texture and flavor was great though! My grandparents didn't even know that I used "fake" sugar! It'll be my little secret. =)

 
May 21, 2005

My diabetic and non-diabetic family members liked these a lot. I decided to use sugar-free blackberry jam instead of the apricot. I made them a week ago and they are still good.

 

5 Ratings

Jul 08, 2004

Added walnuts, substituted Raspberry spread, and used whole wheat flour instead. It was delicious, will make this again for sure!

 
Oct 14, 2005

Made this for a diabetic friend and they loved it! They even requested the recipe. I will make again but might try using almond extract instead of the vanilla and use sliced almonds in the topping. Thanks!

 
Sep 19, 2005

this recipe is excellent!! i used smuckers simple 100% apricot preserves and i coarse chopped some dried apricots to add some body to it. i also mixed some sliced almonds into the flour mixture to add a bit of crunch and sprinkled some on the top. wonderful recipe, really.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 141 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 6.1 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 71 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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