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Classic Apricot Almond Bars

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Ingredients
For crust
  All-purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), softened (Land O Lakes Brand)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sliced almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Apricot preserves 10 Ounce (1 Jar Or 1 Cup)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Heat the oven to 350°.

MAKING
2) In a small bowl, add all ingredients for the crust except the almonds.
3) Gently beat, till the mix resembles coarse crumbs.
4) By hand, stir in 1/2 cup almonds.
5) Reserve 3/4 cup of mix for topping.
6) Add the remaining crumb mix to a 9-inch square baking pan and press down.
7) Spread the apricot preserves over the crumb mix and sprinkle with 1/2 cup almonds and reserved crumb mixture.
8) Place in the oven for 35 to 40 minutes, till the crumb mixture is lightly browned and the preserves are bubbly.
9) Cool completely.
10) Cut into bars.

SERVING
11) Serve as a healthy snack with a glass of milk.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Apricot
Interest: 
Everyday, Kids
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes

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