Apricot Bars

Apricots can be difficult to work into a recipe. These bars feature them in a fun way. Try them with chilled, plain yogurt for a tangy, protein-rich addition!

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Serves16 (1 bar each)
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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray 9 X 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  3. In large bowl, mix together oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt and baking soda until combined.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk oil and 3 tablespoons juice together. Pour over oat mixture and mix well.
  5. Set aside 1/2 cup of oat mixture for the topping. Press remaining mixture evenly into prepared pan.
  6. In small bowl, blend jam with remaining 2 tablespoons apple juice. Stir in dried apricots. Spread evenly over crust.
  7. Sprinkle reserved oat mixture over apricots and lightly pressing down with fingers.
  8. Bake 35 minutes or until golden. Cool in pan on wire rack before cutting into bars.

Recipe Tips

You can replace half of the flour with whole-wheat flour for added nutrition.

Nutrition Facts
Apricot Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 133 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 59mg 2%
Potassium 71mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 9g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 6%
Vitamin D0%
Calcium 1%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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