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Apricot Squares

    Delicious apricot cookie bars that are really different. I love apricots and thought these bars were a tasty treat!


    I have been visiting my girlfriend up in Connecticut this weekend and I don’t want to drive home on Monday! First of all, it’s a six-hour drive plus potty breaks and snack stops. We left West Virginia at 10:30 and drove through Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and finally into Connecticut at 6:45! My Little Cup and I were pooped!

    But it was so worth it!


    You know what else is worth it? These Apricot Bars!

    They were delicious!


    I really wanted to bake something for my girlfriend, but her little girl is allergic to eggs 🙁

    I did not want to experiment with egg-free baking without knowing how it would turn out. Do any of you bakers make treats that are egg-free?? Well, besides Rice Krispie Treats. I’d love to hear some of your suggestions for egg-free BAKED goods. Thanks!

    Yield: 24

    Apricot Cookie Bars

    Apricot Cookie Bars
    Prep Time 20 minutes
    Cook Time 25 minutes
    Additional Time 1 hour
    Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes


    • 2/3 cup dried apricots
    • 1/2 cup softened butter
    • 1/4 cup white sugar
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour (sifted)
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
    • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour (sifted)
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
    • 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar (decoration)


      1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8×8-inch square pan.
      2. Place apricots and enough water to cover in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and boil for 10 minutes. Drain and cool, then chop coarsely.
      3. Cream together the butter, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 cup flour until crumbly. Sprinkle the mixture into the prepared pan, and pack down. Bake in the preheated oven until firm and slightly golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
      4. In a large bowl, mix together the eggs and brown sugar until well blended. Combine 1/3 cup flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir into the egg mixture. Mix in vanilla, walnuts, and apricots. Spread mixture over baked layer.
      5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm. Let cool on wire racks. Cut into bars and dip in confectioners’ sugar.

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      Karyn Granrud

      Karyn Granrud

      I'm Karyn, a mom and wife, and I founded this little baking blog. Baking and making desserts have been my passion since I was a kid. I love experimenting with different flavors and sharing delicious recipes with all of you. Read more.

      38 thoughts on “Apricot Squares”

      1. My friends son also has an egg allergy & I make these cakes for him. They are so much nicer than the vegan cakes I have tried (no offence to vegans!). They rise like mad and have a great velvet sponge texture. They do taste quite dark so I ice with nutella buttercream to sweeten up for children;
        190g Plain flour
        120g Caster Sugar
        40g Cocoa Powder
        1/2tsp Bicarb
        40ml sunflower oil
        1 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar
        1/2 tsp vanilla extract
        3 tbsp milk
        Mix together & have faith – it looks all wrong but works!
        Bake for about 12-15 mins at GM3/180 degrees.
        Gorgeous eaten warm from the oven but last well for 2 days in an airtight tin.

      2. These look pretty tasty! I am your newest follower. I wanted to thank you for visiting Posed Perfection and leaving me a sweet comment about the Chocolate Yummies. I hope you'll stop by again and maybe even "follow me" back. Have a great week!

      3. I used to make an "apricot bar" that was a base of oatmeal and flour with apricot jam filling. These sound better and look great. Glad I checked it out at the Mandatory Mooch hop. thanks, Gail (

      4. These look so delicious! My local grocery store sells apricot bars, and I've been buying one every time I go shopping. I'll have to try to make some of my own, now.

      5. Karyn,
        These bars look amazing! I could just pluck one off the screen. I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday each week to share your wonderful posts. Have a wonderful week ahead 🙂


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