Apricot Bars and Squares Recipes

Apricot Bars and Squares Recipes


  • 1 cup oats
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup butter flavor shortening
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped almonds
  • 1 cup raisins golden raisins or currants
  • 6 oz dried apricots chopped
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk NOT evaporated. Fat free works well


  • Preheat oven to 350, or 325 if using glass. Grease a 13x9 pan.
  • In a large bowl, cut together oats, brown sugar, flour, wheat germ, extract and shortening till crumbly.
  • Reserve about 3/4 cup mixture and press the rest into the baking pan.
  • In the bowl, mix fruit and nuts with sweetened condensed milk. Spoon evenly over crust and spread gently so as not to break up the crust.
  • Top with reserved crumbs, press firmly down with waxed paper.
  • Bake 25 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool, cut into bars. Store covered at room temperature.


Almonds and apricots, when eaten together, are said to create a "perfect" protein/carbohydrate food which helps curb blood sugar peaks and valleys, reducing hunger pangs. Oatmeal is also recommended as a food which regulates insulin levels. While this is in no way a diabetic or dietetic food, a small Almond Apricot Bar with a glass of milk will carry you a long way and curbs the sweet tooth. This recipe for Almond Apricot Bars serves/makes 16.

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