Apricot-Caramel-Coconut Bars

Treat your guests with these apricot-caramel-coconut bars that are made with almonds – a wonderful dessert.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

1
cup slivered Almonds
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1
cup cold butter, cut into pieces
1
cup apricot preserves
1/3
cup caramel topping
3/4
cup shredded coconut

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In food processor bowl with metal blade, place almonds. Cover; process, using quick on-and-off motions, until finely chopped. Add flour, sugar and butter. Cover; process; using quick on-and-off motions, until mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
  • 2 In bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan, evenly press half of crumb mixture (about 2 1/2 cups).
  • 3 In medium bowl, mix preserves, caramel topping and coconut. Spread over crumb mixture to within 1/2 inch of edges. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture evenly over apricot mixture to edges of pan.
  • 4 Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool completely, about 2 hours. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
50mg
50%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.