Chewy Dried Fruit Bars
|Butter/Margarine||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Firmly packed brown sugar||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Molasses||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Ground cinnamon||1 Teaspoon|
|Baking soda||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground cloves||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|All purpose flour||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Whole wheat flour||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Walnuts||1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped|
|Dried apricots||1 Cup (16 tbs), pitted|
In the large bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar, and molasses until smooth.
Add egg and beat until well combined.
Stir in cinnamon, soda, ginger, and cloves; then stir in all-purpose and whole-wheat flours, nuts, and dried fruit until evenly moistened.
Spread dough in a greased 10- by 15-inch rimmed baking pan.
Bake in a 350° oven until cooky begins to pull from pan sides, about 25 minutes.
Let cool in pan on a rack, then cut into 24 equal bars.