Last night, my kids and I were over at Grammy and Grampy's while Daddy was working late. My Mom started flipping through The Pioneer Women Cookbook and suggested I make the Apricot Bars for the blog! Our Mom makes them with chopped almonds and pecans and they are divine! I decided to keep it as simple as possible and followed the recipe to a tee! I love the flavor combination of brown sugar and butter! Add some oats and flour for texture, apricot preserves for tartness and what you've got is something reminiscent of a warm, homemade cobbler but with a lot less fuss! These bars are DELISH!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups oats
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 3/4 sticks salted butter, cut into pieces
Pour other have of mixture over preserves and press down lightly. Then into a 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes.
They may be slightly crumbly and gooey...but then again, when has that EVER been a draw back! YUM! Enjoy!
Recipe from Pioneer Woman
images by Kar