Chocolate-Chip Apricot Bars

Chocolate-Chip Apricot Bars
David Prince
Serves 18
preparation
25
minutes
cooking
60
minutes

Ingredients

1/2
cup
unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2
cups
light brown sugar
2
eggs
2
teaspoons
vanilla
1 1/2
cups
all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon
baking powder
1/2
teaspoon
baking soda
1/2
teaspoon
salt
1/2
teaspoon
ground cinnamon
3
cups
rolled oats
3/4
cup
chocolate chips
3/4
cup
dried apricots, chopped

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Lightly coat a 9-inch square baking pan with vegetable cooking spray.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and light brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and blend until smooth. With a spoon, stir in the oats, chocolate chips, and apricots.
  3. Press the batter into the pan and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until the top is golden and the pastry begins to pull away from the sides of the pan. The center should be slightly soft.
  4. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Cut into 18 bars when still warm, then let cool completely before removing from the pan.

 

Jane Kirby
May 2002

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 257
  • Calcium 42 mg
  • Carbohydrate 43 g
  • Cholesterol 37 mg
  • Fat 9 g
  • Fiber 2 g
  • Iron 2 mg
  • Protein 4 mg
  • Sat Fat 5 g
  • Sodium 131 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.