Dessert Bars- Apricot Oatmeal
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Serves: 24-36 bars
  • 1½ C of uncooked oatmeal
  • 1 ¾ C flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¾ C softened butter
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • dash of salt
  • 18oz jar of apricot preserves
  1. Cream butter and brown sugar together with an electric mixer.
  2. Add salt, baking soda and ¾ C of flour and mix.
  3. Add remaining flour and mix together.
  4. Add oatmeal and mix briefly. (You want the "batter" to be in little clumps the size of the tip of your little finger.)
  5. Take half the mixture and press firmly in the bottom of a 9X13X2" sprayed pan.
  6. Spread the apricot preserves evenly over the bottom layer, and then sprinkle on the remaining mixture.
  7. Gently tap down just a little.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.
  9. Cool and slice.
  10. Freezes well.
Recipe by Gracehill Bed and Breakfast at