Apricot Cherry Crumble Bars

Apricot Cherry Crumble Bars

Dried cherry-flavored cranberries give these bars a chewy texture and pretty crimson color.

15 min.prep time 1:15total time
32 bars
343 Ratings

Ingredients

1 (15.25- to 16.5-ounce) box golden vanilla cake mix
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
1 (12-ounce) jar apricot preserves
1 cup cherry-flavored sweetened dried cranberries

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F.

Place cake mix, butter, almond extract and egg in  bowl. Mix well using fork. Reserve 2/3 cup mixture for topping; set aside. Press remaining mixture onto bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake 10 minutes.

Combine apricot preserves and dried cranberries in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes or until preserves are melted.

Carefully spread fruit mixture over hot, partially baked crust. Sprinkle with reserved cake mix mixture. Bake 24-26 minutes or until topping is light golden brown. Cool completely. Cut into bars.

Recipe Tip

- You can also use vanilla or yellow cake mix in place of the golden vanilla cake mix. The color may be slightly different, depending on the type of cake mix you use.

- Sweetened dried cranberries come in a variety of flavors. Choose the flavor you prefer.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 130

Fat: 4.5g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 135mg

Carbohydrates: 22g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #13844©2007Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Made these for the Holidays this year and turned out great! Wonderful way to break up all the chocolate goodies
Very delicious! I have made these several times and everyone always loves them. I do believe that the cooking time is off - in my experience, baking the crust for 10 minutes is too long, and they do not take 24 - 26 minutes to bake.
These are sooo good. I didn't have apricot preserves, so I substituted Mango preserves and I had a real Mango so I cut that up and added it to the filling. Didn't put cranberries in. Thought it was a little too sweet so I added about 1 tsp. of lime juice. Ummm.

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