Apricot and Coconut Bars

    Apricot and Coconut Bars


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    Perfect for afternoon teas and lunch boxes these are easy to make apricot and coconut bars that also include walnuts.

    Serves: 24 

    • 125g butter, softened
    • 1/4 cup (60g) white sugar
    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 2/3 cup dried apricots
    • 1 cup (250ml) water
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup (155g) light brown sugar
    • 1/3 cup (50g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 1 cup chopped walnuts
    • 3/4 cup desiccated coconut
    • 1/3 cup (60g) icing sugar, for decoration

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 165 degrees C.
    2. In a medium bowl mix together butter, sugar and 1 cup flour. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 23x33cm cake tin.
    3. Bake for 25 minutes in preheated oven.
    4. In small saucepan bring apricots and water to a boil and cook for 10 minutes. Drain, dice and set aside to cool.
    5. In a medium bowl beat eggs and brown sugar. Stir in 1/3 cup flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla and lemon juice. Fold in nuts and diced apricots. Stir in coconut. Pour over the prepared crust.
    6. Bake for an additional 20 minutes in the preheated oven or until firm. Cool and dust with icing sugar before cutting into squares.

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