Apricot and Date Bars

Apricot and Date Bars

A hearty cobbler, loaded with dried fruits and nuts - in bar form. Betty Crocker® snickerdoodle cookie mix makes this wonderful dessert easy to make.

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

2:10

Hrs:Mins

Makes

24

servings

2
cups orange juice
3/4
cup chopped pitted dates
3/4
cup chopped dried apricots
1/2
cup dried cherries
1/3
cup apricot jam
1
pouch Betty Crocker® snickerdoodle cookie mix
1/2
cup cold butter, cut into pieces
3/4
cup chopped pecans
  1. In 2-quart saucepan, mix orange juice, dates, apricots and cherries. Heat to boiling over medium heat. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 30 minutes. Drain. In small bowl, mix dried fruit and apricot jam.
  2. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, place cookie mix and cinnamon-sugar packet. Cut in butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through mix in opposite directions), until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of the crumb mixture. Press remaining mixture in bottom of pan. Bake 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool.
  3. Top partially baked crust with fruit mixture. Mix reserved 1 1/2 cups crumb mixture and the pecans. Sprinkle over fruit mixture.
  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 1 hour. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.
Makes 24 servings (1 bar)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Technique Tip
Use kitchen scissors to cut up sticky dried fruit like dates and apricots.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 190
    • Total Fat 8g
      • (Saturated Fat 3g,),
    • Sodium 170mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 30g
      • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Protein 1g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      Exchanges:
      • 1/2 Starch;
      • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
      • 1 1/2 Fat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 2;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.