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Apricot Oatmeal Bars

25 Nov

I wish I would make these bars more often and not just on holidays. They are so good.  I love the taste of the apricot preserves, making them just sweet enough. I hope you’ll give them a try.  

APRICOT OATMEAL BARS

      Crumb layer
1& 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1& 1/4 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup melted butter
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon vanilla
     Combine all ingredients, beat on low speed
til crumbly. (Reserve 1 cup for topping) press remainder
into bottom of 9×13″ greased pan.

      Filling & topping
 Spread 1 jar (10 oz.) apricot preserves over crumb mixture.
(do not spread to edge of pan). Sprinkle reserved crumbs over
top, add 1/2 cup flaked coconut.
      Bake 22 to 27 min. until edges are lightly brown. Cool & cut in bars.
                       Makes 3 doz.

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Candy Strawberries

2 Nov

I wish i had a picture to go with this recipe because these are so pretty. It’s not a new recipe, it’s been floating around a long time. I’m not sure where i got it. They look especially pretty for showers or for gift giving.

Candy Strawberries

2 (3 oz) packages of strawberry gelatin

1 cup ground pecans

1 cup flaked coconut

3/4 cup condensed milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Red decorators sugar & sliced almonds tinted green for stems

         Combine all ingredients (except red sugar & almonds) Mix well and chill 1 Hr. Shape into berries. Roll in red sugar. Place “green” stem in top.

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