Apricot Caramel Macadamia Bars

Apricot Caramel Macadamia Bars

Homey goodness of oatmeal cookies teams with creamy caramel, apricots and rich macadamia nuts for a quick and easy holiday bar.

20 min.prep time 40 min.total time
24 bars
131 Rating

Ingredients

Crust

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup uncooked quick cooking oats

Filling

3/4 cup finely chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
1/3 cup butterscotch or caramel ice cream topping
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Directions

Heat oven to 400°F. Spray bottom and sides of 9-inch square baking pan with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.

Combine butter and brown sugar in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add 1 cup flour and oats. Beat until well mixed. Reserve 1/2 cup mixture. Press remaining mixture into prepared pan; top with apricots and nuts.

Combine ice cream topping and 2 tablespoons flour in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100% power) until bubbly (30 to 45 seconds); stir. Pour over apricots and nuts. Top with reserved oat mixture.

Bake for 16 to 19 minutes or until top is light golden brown. Cool completely; cut into bars.

Recipe Tip

Look for Turkish or Mediterranean dried apricots. They are plumper and softer than other types of dried apricots.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 120

Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 50mg

Carbohydrates: 15g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #14695©2010Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I thought it was good, but I probably messed something up so my kids wouldn't eat it. oh well. Keep Cooking!

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