Crunchy Oat-Apricot Bars

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Crunchy Oat-Apricot BarsRecipe
Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Cathy Muir
3 dozen (serving size: 1 bar)


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1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups regular oats
1 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup reduced-calorie stick margarine
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Cooking spray
1 1/2 cups apricot preserves


Preheat oven to 350°.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Place flour and next 4 ingredients (flour through vanilla) in a food processor, and pulse 4 to 5 times or until oat mixture resembles coarse meal. Press half of oat mixture into the bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Spread apricot preserves over oat mixture. Sprinkle remaining oat mixture over preserves, and gently press. Bake mixture at 350° for 35 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Cool bars completely in pan on a wire rack.

Created date

April 1998

Nutritional Information

Calories 113
Caloriesfromfat 20 %
Fat 2.5 g
Satfat 0.5 g
Monofat 1 g
Polyfat 0.8 g
Protein 1.4 g
Carbohydrate 22.2 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.7 mg
Sodium 41 mg
Calcium 11 mg