Recipe: Apricot Oatmeal Bars

I’m going to be lazy and slap up the email I was sending out to friends a while back for these yummy, yummy bars for which our grammar school teachers would ask us to ask our mom to make for the school bake sales. Due to the toaster oven situation, I currently make the full recipe, but split it in half between two 8″ x 8″ Pyrex dishes for baking.

Apricot oatmeal bars fresh out of the oven in an 8

I cannot remember where Mom got this recipe from, but we’ve been using it since the 80’s.

Katie

Crumb mixture:
1 1/4 /c flour
1 1/4 C Oats
1/2 C sugar
3/4 C butter, melted
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t salt
2 t vanilla

Filling:
10oz jar apricot preserves
1/2 C flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 13×9 pan. In large mixing bowl, combine crumb ingredients. (It’s easiest to mix the dry first before adding the butter and vanilla. I’d also recommend a dash of cinnamon. ~K) Beat at low speed, scraping sides of bowl clean until mixture is crumbly. (You can do this by hand). Reserve 1 Cup of crumb mixture. Press remaining mixture into greased pan. Combine apricots and coconut and spread to within 1/2 inch of edge of unbaked crust. sprinkle with reserved mixture. Bake at center of oven, 350, 22-27 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in food and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s