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Apricot-Caramel-Coconut Bars

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  14 reviews
  • 10 min prep time
  • 3 hr 0 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 36 servings
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A lovely little almond-apricot bar is quick to prepare, and oh, so tempting!

Bake-Off® Contest 43, 2008
Linda Hickam
Healdsburg, California

Ingredients

1
cup slivered blanched almonds
2
cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Unbleached Flour
1/2
cup sugar
1
cup butter, cut up
1
cup apricot preserves
1/3
cup caramel ice cream topping
3/4
cup unsweetened or sweetened shredded coconut

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2 In food processor bowl with metal blade, place almonds. Cover; process with on-and-off pulses until finely chopped. Add flour, sugar and butter to almonds. Cover; process with on-and-off pulses until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. (Or, finely chop almonds. In large bowl, mix chopped almonds, flour and sugar; cut in butter with pastry blender until mixture looks like coarse crumbs.)
  • 3 In bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan, evenly press half of crumb mixture (about 2 1/2 cups).
  • 4 In medium bowl, mix preserves, caramel topping and coconut. Spread over crumb mixture to within 1/2 inch of edges. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture evenly over apricot mixture to edges of pan.
  • 5 Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool completely, about 2 hours. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2 In food processor bowl with metal blade, place almonds. Cover; process with on-and-off pulses until finely chopped. Add flour, sugar and butter to almonds. Cover; process with on-and-off pulses until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. (Or, finely chop almonds. In large bowl, mix chopped almonds, flour and sugar; cut in butter with pastry blender until mixture looks like coarse crumbs.)
  • 3 In bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan, evenly press half of crumb mixture (about 2 1/2 cups).
  • 4 In medium bowl, mix preserves, caramel topping and coconut. Spread over crumb mixture to within 1/2 inch of edges. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture evenly over apricot mixture to edges of pan.
  • 5 Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool completely, about 2 hours. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
22%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
50mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
8g
8%
Protein
2g
2%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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