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Apricot Bars
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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 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1/3 cup shredded coconut

2/3 cup chopped walnuts


1/2 cup powdered sugar

2 to 3 teaspoons milk

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

    Combine chopped apricots and preserves in bowl; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

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

  4. STEP 4

    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.

  5. STEP 5

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

  6. STEP 6

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

Tip #1

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

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