Apricot Bars

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Title: Apricot Bars
Yield: 18 Bars
Categories: Bakery, Desserts, Cookies, Low-Fat


1 c White flour
1/3 c Brown sugar
1 ts Cinnamon
1/2 ts Baking powder
1/4 ts Salt
1 1/2 c Dried apricots
1 tb Walnuts, chopped
1 tb Cashews, chopped
1/3 c Maple syrup

1 c Icing sugar
2 tb Shortening
1/2 ts Vanilla
1 tb Apple juice

Sift together flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder & salt. Stir in the
apricots & nuts. Add the syrup. Stir until the mixture forms a thick

Spread the batter into a lightly oiled 8" X 8" baking pan (it is hard work,
but it will cover -- trust me!). Bake at 350F for 30 to 35 minutes or until
the bars test done. Allow to cool slightly, cut into bars. When completely
cool, spread with icing & drizzle some melted chocolate over the top if

ICING: Cream together sugar & shortening. Add remaining ingredients & beat
until smooth. Makes 1/2 cup.

Recipe by Mark Satterly