Honey-Apricot Bars

Honey-Apricot Bars

Don't you want to pick up one of these bars? Bursting with the goodness of fruit, honey and oats, apricot bars are begging to be eaten.

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

2:15

Hrs:Mins

Makes

24

bars

Apricot Filling
2
cups dried apricots (10 oz), chopped
1/2
cup honey
1/2
cup water
1/2
cup apple juice
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
egg
Crust
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 1/2
cups quick-cooking oats
1
cup packed brown sugar
3/4
cup butter or margarine, melted
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
  1. In 2-quart saucepan, cook all filling ingredients except egg over medium heat about 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened. Pour mixture into food processor. Cover; process 10 to 15 seconds, pulsing on and off, until finely chopped. Add egg. Cover; process, pulsing on and off, until mixed.
  2. Heat oven to 350°F (if using dark or nonstick pan, heat oven to 325°F). Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray.
  3. In large bowl, mix all crust ingredients with fork until crumbly. Pat half of the mixture in bottom of pan. Spread filling over base. Sprinkle with remaining oat mixture; press lightly.
  4. Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.
Makes 24 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
How-To
If you line the baking pan with foil before greasing, you won’t have a dirty pan to wash!
Storage Tip
To keep bars longer, wrap tightly, label and freeze up to 6 months.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 200
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 220mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 32g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 21g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.