Apricot Bar Cookies

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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 156.9
  • Total Fat: 4.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 126.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 2.2 g

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Chewy and sweet, these cookies, made with whole-wheat flour and rolled oats, will satiate your sweet tooth. Chewy and sweet, these cookies, made with whole-wheat flour and rolled oats, will satiate your sweet tooth.


    Canola oil cooking spray1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats1 cup whole wheat flour1/3 cup packed brown sugar1/2 tsp. cinnamon1/4 tsp. salt1/4 tsp. baking soda1/3 cup canola oil5 Tbsp. apple juice, divided1/2 cup apricot jam, preferably fruit-sweetened1 package (7 oz.) dried apricots, diced


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Spray 9 X 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

3. In large bowl, mix together oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt and baking soda until well combined.

4. In small bowl, whisk oil and 3 tablespoons juice together and pour over oat mixture, blending well until moist and crumbly. Reserve 3/4 cup for topping. Press the remainder evenly into prepared pan.

5. In small bowl, blend jam with remaining 2 tablespoons apple juice. Stir in dried apricots. Spread evenly over crust.

6. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture over apricots, lightly pressing down with fingers.

7. Bake 35 min. or until golden. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

Makes 16 bars. Printed with permission from the American Institute for Cancer Research

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is the cancer charity that fosters research on diet and cancer and educates the public about the results.

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  • Good
    we also use leftover canned cranberry jelly (whole berry) at thanksgiving or cranberry mixed with orange marmalade. - 8/19/12

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  • We love these. We have used plum jam and prunes also. Yummy! - 3/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    Wonderful, especially for the apricot lovers. Have made them a few times and always a hit. - 12/6/08

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  • going to try this soon! - 12/23/07

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  • Incredible!
    These are delicious!! I didn't have any apricot preserves so used the mango I had on hand and they were wonderful. Lots and lots of potential variations on this one. I will definitely make them again!! - 5/1/07

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