Apricot Caramel Macadamia Bars
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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.

24
bars
20 min
PREP TIME
40 min
TOTAL TIME

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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine ice cream topping and 2 tablespoons flour in bowl. Microwave 30-45 seconds or until bubbly; stir. Pour over apricots and nuts. Top with reserved oat mixture.

  4. STEP 4

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

Tip #1

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

Nutrition

120Calories
6Fat (mg)
10Cholesterol (mg)
50Sodium (mg)
15Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)

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  June 03, 2011

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

— says Lydia
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