Apricot Oatmeal Bars
An apricot oatmeal crumb bar made with apricot preserves and sprinkled with coconut.
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (10-ounce) jar apricot preserves
1/2 cup flaked coconut
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Set aside.
- For crumb mixture, in large mixing bowl combine 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 remaining crumb mixture into prepared baking pan.
- For filling, spread apricot preserves to within 1/2-inch from edge of crumb mixture; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture and coconut.
- Bake for 22 to 27 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely. Cut into bars.
Makes 36 Bars.