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Backpacker Bars

Author/Submitted by: DESSERT SHOW #DS3002
Servings: 1
Categories: Chocolate / Cookies / Desserts

1  cup  butter
1 1/2  cups  brown sugar
1  cup  quick cooking oats
1  cup  whole wheat flour
1  cup  white flour
1/2  cup  wheat germ
4  teaspoons  grated orange peel
4    eggs, lightly beaten
2  cups  whole almonds
1  cup  chocolate chips
1/2  cup  chopped dates
1/2  cup  chopped dried apricots
1/2  cup  coconut shreds

Preheat oven to 350. Cream butter with 1 cup brown sugar. Stir in oats, wheat flour, white flour, wheat germ, and orange peel. Press mixture into bottom of an ungreased 9 x13-inch baking pan. Combine eggs, almonds, chocolate chips, dates, apricots, coconut and remaining 1/2 cup. brown sugar. Mix gently, but thoroughly. Pour over butter mixture. Spread evenly. Bake 30-35 minutes and cool before cutting into bars.

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