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Apricot Oat Bars

With an oat-filled crust and golden crumb topping, these apricot-filled bars are sweet and chewy. "Snackers can't resist my fruit treats," tells Dorothy Myrick of Kent, Washington.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) apricot spreadable fruit

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. Add oil and apple juice; stir until moistened. Set aside 1/2 cup for topping.
  • Press remaining oat mixture into an 11x7-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Spread the apricot fruit spread to within 1/4 in. of edges. Sprinkle with reserved oat mixture. Bake at 325° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 151 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 24mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.

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  • Juliemk7
    Aug 27, 2014

    I've made these with one small change, I used 10 oz of strawberry conserves instead of the apricot spreadable fruit. It increased the nutritional info slightly higher calories, carbs, etc. But well worth it I think. My husband loves them! When packaging them for his lunch, I noticed that they reminded me of the smell of strawberry Poptarts. I asked him if they tasted similar and he said yes, if Poptarts tasted better. :) I am not a fan of anything strawberry, but plan on trying them again with apple butter and pumpkin butter. I think I will probably even be able to decrease the amount of brown sugar used because of the increased amount of sugar in the fruit butters verses the spreadable fruit.

  • bigtutti
    Jun 26, 2011

    sounds great on paper. came out terrible. would not make it again. could not serve it to company