Apricot Bars

Apricot Bars

Dried apricots and apricot preserves flavor these easy to make bars – no mixer needed!

25 min.prep time 1:20total time
25 bars
151 Rating



3/4 cup finely chopped dried apricots
2 tablespoons apricot preserves
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup shredded coconut
2/3 cup chopped walnuts


1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 teaspoons milk


Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9-inch square baking pan with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.

Combine chopped apricots and preserves in bowl; set aside.

Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and nutmeg in another bowl; stir until well mixed. Set aside.

Combine melted butter and brown sugar in bowl until well mixed. Add eggs and vanilla; beat with whisk until well mixed. Add flour mixture; continue beating with whisk until batter forms. Stir in coconut, walnuts and apricot mixture.

Spread mixture into prepared pan, smoothing top. Bake 24-29 minutes or until top is golden brown and just set. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar and enough milk for desired glazing consistency in bowl. Drizzle over cooled bars.

Recipe Tip

When cutting dried fruit, lightly brush knife with vegetable oil to prevent sticking; repeat if necessary.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 130

Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 25mg

Sodium: 70mg

Carbohydrates: 17g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #14942©2012Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made this recipe for the first time last night for after church coffee this morning. I admit I often try out my new recipes this way. I'm never disappointed with LO'L recipes and this one was no exception. It came out deliciously moist and just a bit chewy, easy to cut into squares. Everybody liked it. I will make it again. One thing I did change was the nuts, I prefer almonds in cooking to walnuts, personal preference. For the shredded coconut I used the usual sweetened variety. I might substitute unsweetened next time, I'm not fond of overly sweet cookies and bars so I tend to skimp a bit on sugar.

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