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Danish Apricot Bars

 Danish Apricot Bars
"These fruity bars hold up well packed in lunches," remarks field editor Verona Koehlmoos of Pilger, Nebraska.
18 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3/4 cup apricot preserves
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup flaked coconut

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder and butter. Add egg and
  • milk; mix well. press into a greased 9-in. square baking pan.
  • Spread with preserves; set aside. In a bowl, cream butter and
  • sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in coconut. Carefully
  • spread over preserves. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until
  • a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 1-1/2
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 203 calories, 10 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 126 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.