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Almond Apricot Bars Recipe
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Apricot jam provides the fruit flavor in this small pan of sweet dessert bars shared by Olga Wolkosky of Richmond, British Columbia. "They freeze well and are always a hit," she relates. "They're also good with seedless raspberry jam instead."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white baking chips, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup apricot jam
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 250 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 81mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a microwave, melt 1 cup chips; stir until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in melted chips and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour. Spread half of the batter into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Spread with jam.
  3. Stir remaining chips into remaining batter. Drop by tablespoonfuls over jam; carefully spread over top. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into squares; cut squares in half. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Almond Apricot Bars in Quick Cooking March/April 2005, p53


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grundysandy@hotmail.com User ID: 3866085 149184
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2013

"My friends and family rave about these bars and I have made them many times with the apricot jam only. Can't wait to try the raspberry jam."

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Nahid User ID: 6436937 101556
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2012

"I would love to make this, however, I don't know what "white baking chips" are and where I can find them. I would appreciate your response to my inquiry. Thank you."

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toni.m User ID: 5441752 147354
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2012

"I have been making Razz Ma Tazz Bars for years, they are basically this recipe but with Seedless Raspberry instead. I have made it several times with Apricot and either way it's a huge hit! YOU MUST MAKE THESE!"

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fasteasyrecipe User ID: 3212204 147351
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2008

"I love the vanilla component. It's a nice blend of flavors."

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