Apricot-Banana Bars

Get set to have these delicious apricot-banana bars ready in 45 minutes! Warm bars spread with apricot glaze – a delectable dessert!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 50

Ingredients

Bars

1
jar (12 oz) apricot preserves (1 cup plus 2 tablespoons)
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3/4
cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
1/2
cup chopped pecans
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt

Apricot Glaze

1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
2
tablespoons reserved apricot preserves
1
tablespoon water

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 15x10x1-inch pan with shortening; lightly flour. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the preserves for Apricot Glaze.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix brown sugar and butter. Stir remaining preserves, the vanilla and eggs into brown sugar mixture. Stir in remaining bar ingredients until dry ingredients are moistened. Spread in pan.
  • 3 Bake about 30 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until smooth and spreadable.
  • 4 Spread glaze over warm bars; cool. For bars, cut into 10 rows by 5 rows.

Expert Tips

Bring a thermal container or carafe of your favorite hot coffee or tea, and enjoy these too-good-to-be-true bars as a dessert or an afternoon outdoors break.

Top each bar with a pecan half immediately after spreading with Apricot Glaze. Because you won't have cut the bars yet, you'll need to approximate 10 rows by 5 rows of bars.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
55mg
55%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Fruit; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.