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Apricot, Coconut and Almond Bars


Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Sue Bee® Honey
  • 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Butter a 10 x 15" cookie sheet.Combine water, sugar and apricots in a medium saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil, and simmer over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the apricots are tender and plump(about 15 minutes).
  • Drain apricots and return to the pan.
  • Add Sue Bee® honey, butter, brown sugar and salt and cook until butter is just melted; transfer to a bowl.
  • Spread the coconut and almonds on separate baking sheets and toast for 6 to 7 minutes, until lightly golden.
  • Stir the coconut and almonds into the apricot mixture along with the oats and flour.
  • Spread the mixture in the cookie sheet in an even layer.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes, until golden.
Aunt Sue's Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.
Aunt Sue's® Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.

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