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Apricot-Raisin Bars

Author/Submitted by: Karen Mangum's cookbook "Life's Simple Pleasures: Fine Vegetarian Cooking for Sharing and Celebration."
Servings: 24
Categories: Cookies / Desserts / Low-Fat/Low-Cal


1/2  cup  Dried apricots, diced
1/4  cup  Raisins
1/2  cup  Apples, peeled and grated
1/2  cup  Apricot preserves, reduced-sugar

1 1/2  teaspoons  Baking soda
1  cup  All-purpose flour
1/2  cup  Oat bran
2  cups  Rolled oats
1  tablespoon  Ground cinnamon
1  cup  Brown sugar
3/4  cup  Reduced-calorie margarine, melted

1. In a medium bowl, combine all filling ingredients. Stir well.

2. Make crust: In a large bowl, combine baking soda, flour, oat bran, oats, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Stir in melted margarine. Press slightly more than half of crust mixture in bottom of a 9- by 13-inch pan sprayed with vegetable cooking spray.

3. Spread on filling. Sprinkle on remaining crust. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes. Cut into bars.

Nutritional analysis: Per 2-inch square: 151 calories, 2 grams protein, 27 grams carbohydrate, 4 grams fat (26 percent), 124 milligrams sodium.

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