Apricot Caramel Macadamia Bars

Apricot Caramel Macadamia Bars
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1 Review
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

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

  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Spray bottom and sides of 9-inch square baking pan with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  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. 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. Bake 16-19 minutes or until top is light golden brown. Cool completely; cut into bars.

Recipe Tips

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

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

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

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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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