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Nutty Apricot Bars

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Recipe

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Yield

48 bars

Prep

30 min

Cook

40 min

Ready

3 hrs
Trans-fat Free, High Fiber

Ingredients

Amount Measure Ingredient Features
12 ounces apricots, dried
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¾ cup sugar
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¾ cup butter
or margarine, softened
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1 cup sugar
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2 cups all-purpose flour
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½ teaspoon baking soda
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¼ teaspoon salt
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3 ounces coconut, shredded (desiccated)
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½ cup pecans
or walnuts, chopped
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Ingredients

Amount Measure Ingredient Features
346.8 ml/g apricots, dried
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177 ml sugar
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177 ml butter
or margarine, softened
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237 ml sugar
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473 ml all-purpose flour
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2.5 ml baking soda
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1.3 ml salt
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86.7 ml/g coconut, shredded (desiccated)
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118 ml pecans
or walnuts, chopped
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Directions

Cover apricots with water, and bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes or until tender.

Drain reserving ¼ cup liquid.

Coarsely chop apricots, and set aside.

Combine reserved apricot liquid and ¾ cup sugar in a saucepan; simmer 5 minutes.

Stir in chopped apricots.

Cream butter; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating at medium speed of an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; add floured mixture to creamed mixture, mixing well (mixture will be crumbly).

Stir in coconut and pecans.

Pat about three-fourths of coconut mixture into and ungreased 13x9x2 inch pan.

Bake at 350℉ (180℃) for 10 minutes.

Spread apricot mixture evenly over crust, spreading to within ¼ inch from edge of pan.

Sprinkle with remaining coconut mixture.

Bake an additional 30 minutes.

Let cool in pan; chill.

Cut into bars.

Store in refrigerator.

Yield: about 4 dozen.



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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 276g (9.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 121943% from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 59g 90%
Saturated Fat 35g 174%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 475mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 57%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A 56% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 6% Iron 29%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?
 

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