Imogene's Apricot Oatmeal Bars
Imogene's oatmeal bars have a layer of apricot jam sprinkled with coconut and a crumb topping.
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (about 12-ounces) jar apricot jam
1/2 cup coconut, shredded
- In a bowl combine flour, oats, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Mix well. Add butter and vanilla. Stir till crumbly. Reserve 1 cup of mixture. Press remainder of crumb mixture into a greased 13x9x2-inch pan.
- Spread apricot jam on top of the batter to within 1/4-inch of the edge of the pan. Sprinkle with the reserved crumb mixture and shredded coconut.
- Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 20 to 25 minutes, or until browned. Cool and cut into bars.
Makes 24 bars.