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Apricot Bars Recipe

Apricot Bars Recipe

Sioux Falls, South Dakota cook Helen Cluts shares her recipe for these beautiful rich-tasting bars. She explains, "My family likes snacking on them. This recipe's one I've used and shared for over 30 years."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flaked coconut


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, beat egg and milk; stir into flour mixture.
  • 2. Spread in a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Spread preserves over crust. Combine topping ingredients; carefully drop by tablespoonfuls over apricot layer. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack; cut into small bars. Yield: 2 to 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 169 calories, 9 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 106 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.