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Snowy Apricot Bars

 Snowy Apricot Bars
A dusting of confectioners' sugar adds to the appeal of these soft and chewy apricot bars. A packages baking mix makes them a snap to prepare.
30 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (6 ounces) dried apricots
  • 1 cup water
  • 2-1/2 cups plus 2/3 cup biscuit/baking mix, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a saucepan, bring the apricots and water to a boil. Reduce heat;
  • simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Drain and cool. Chop apricots and
  • set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine 2-1/2 cups biscuit mix and sugar. Cut in butter
  • until crumbly. Pat into an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking
  • pan. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly
  • browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a large bowl, beat brown sugar and eggs until blended. Stir in the
  • apricots, walnuts, vanilla and remaining biscuit mix; spread over
  • crust.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Cut into bars. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Store in the

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Snowy Apricot Bars (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • refrigerator. Yield: 5 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 196 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 205 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.