An apricot oatmeal crumb bar made withapricot preserves and sprinkled with coconut.
Recipe: Apricot Oatmeal Bars
Crumb Mixture:1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1 1/4 cups quick-cooking oats1/2 cup granulated sugar3/4 cup butter, melted1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons vanilla extractFilling:1 (10-ounce) jar apricot preserves1/2 cup flaked coconut
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).Lightly grease a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Set aside.
For crumb mixture, in large mixing bowlcombine all crumb mixture ingredients. With an electric mixer,beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture is crumbly,1 to 2 minutes. Reserve 1 cup crumb mixture; press remainingcrumb mixture into prepared baking pan.
For filling, spread apricot preservesto within 1/2-inch from edge of crumb mixture; sprinkle withreserved crumb mixture and coconut.
Bake for 22 to 27 minutes or until edgesare lightly browned. Cool completely. Cut into bars.
Makes about 3 dozen bars.
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