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Oatmeal Apricot Squares

Easy to prepare and designed to make a small amount, these squares are a marvelous blend of flavors. It's a dessert that can be stirred up in no time to satisfy a sweet tooth...warm from the oven or as a treat later. -Veronica Roza, Bayport, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup apricot preserves

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, salt and baking soda. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Press half of the mixture into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Spread with preserves. Sprinkle with remaining oat mixture; gently press down.
  • Bake at 350° for 38-42 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 160 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 123mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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