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Honey-Apricot Bars

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Honey-Apricot Bars
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 24
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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.
Updated Mar 15, 2006

Ingredients

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
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    If you line the baking pan with foil before greasing, you won’t have a dirty pan to wash!
  • tip 2
    To keep bars longer, wrap tightly, label and freeze up to 6 months.

Nutrition

200 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 32g Total Carbohydrate, 21g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
200
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
6%
Sodium
220mg
9%
Potassium
200mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
32g
11%
Dietary Fiber
2g
6%
Sugars
21g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
6%
6%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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