Apricot Oatmeal Coconut Bars

(recipe courtesy of athlEAT MOM)


  • ¾ c margarine (I used half butter)
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ c oatmeal
  • 2 tsp cinnamon (I used 1 tsp)
  • 1 ¼ c flour
  • 1 c apricot preserves (or peach, fig, anything!)
  • ½ c sugar
  • ¾ c coconut

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Melt butter in a 13 x 9” pan in oven while it is pre-heating.
  3. Cool and stir in the oats, flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon directly in same pan
  4. Reserve ½ cup of this crumb mixture in separate bowl
  5. Firmly press remaining mixture in the pan
  6. Spread fruit preserves to within ½” of edges
  7. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs and coconut
  8. Bake 25 minutes
  9. Cool, cut into bars



Erica April 2, 2009 at 2:14 PM  

YUM! I made something like this from joy of baking once and it was SO good!

dailygoods April 2, 2009 at 2:14 PM  

i think apricots and coconut are a match made in heaven. im keeping this recipe and will be making thse for sure! thanks :)

runsarah April 2, 2009 at 2:36 PM  

Oh my goodness those look amazing! I need to to buy apricots so I can make them. Thanks for sharing!

Footprints and Fingertips April 2, 2009 at 3:45 PM  

Very excited to try these. I love apricots!

Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) April 2, 2009 at 4:00 PM  

LOVE apricots! These sound/look amazing. :)

Balance, Joy and Delicias! April 2, 2009 at 4:17 PM  

thanks for sharing! :)

kara April 2, 2009 at 6:10 PM  

Definitely going in the mental reserves! Thanks mom!

And I hope you have fun in OC!!! I can't wait to see where you go!

I Run for Fun April 2, 2009 at 8:12 PM  

Thanks for the recipe, Lauren. You know I've been waiting for this.

Rose April 2, 2009 at 9:40 PM  

Yum-o. Thanks for the recipe!

Rose April 2, 2009 at 9:40 PM  

Yum-o. Thanks for the recipe!

Erin April 2, 2009 at 10:52 PM  

Ok, these look WAY better than my butterscotch bars!

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