Apricot Bars I

Apricot Bars I


"A rich little bar cookie that's hard to stop with just one."


servings 251 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 251 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 13 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.4g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 76 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cream flour, butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Press into a 9x13 inch pan.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes. Take out and spread preserves evenly then sprinkle with nuts. Score into bars, but leave in pan.
  4. Return to oven at 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) for up to 15 minutes. Cool on rack.
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  1. 26 Ratings


OH MY GOD!!! I made these as part of a friends wedding buffet, and they were SCARFED DOWN!!! Also, I included them in my holiday cookie tray for work, and they were the first ones gone. Great...

Everyone loved these. The second baking took a little longer than the recipe indicates. I've also tried this using raspberry preserves. Great easy recipe.

These are great!!! I did change the recipe a bit though. I did half with the apricot preserves and half with strwberry preserves, Iwas curious to see how it came out with something other then ...

This is a keeper. I, too, had to bake the 2nd go-around much longer, as the crust was too soft. But the end result was worth the extra time. I used toasted almonds in place of walnuts, as hub...

EXCELLENT!! These are so incredible - people just rave over these when I make them. Thank you Marian for this delicious cookie bar!! P.S. Not sure what the last lady did...but I bet money is wa...

These were really really good. Made my own quick preserves to put on top...didn't have any nus so I put coconut on top...really yummy...like shortbread with an apricot/coconut topping...will do ...

These were very good. I did add a pinch of salt to the flour mixture and I used non-stick spray to prepare the baking pan. Think I'd prefer to toast the nuts and just put them on the cut bars ...

I made this for thanksgiving dinner and two peple threw up. It could have been my turkey, but I doubt it.

These were delicious, but like other reviewers noted the crust needs extra bake time. I used homemade strawberry preserves topped with toasted sliced almonds.