Last week, Pioneer Woman featured these bars on her site. I wanted to play around with them a little.
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups oats
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 3/4 sticks (regular, salted) butter, cut into pieces
1 10-12 ounce jar Apricot Preserves
Mix all ingredients except Apricot Preserves. Press one half of the mixture into a buttered 8″ square (or small rectangular) pan. Spread with a 10-12 ounce jar of apricot preserves. Sprinkle second half of mixture over the top and pat lightly. Bake at 350 for 30 - 40 minutes or until light brown. Let cool completely, then cut into squares.
First of all, for me... too much butter, I think you could go with less. The only other thing I did is omit the Apricot and layer the bars with Nutella and then seedless raspberry jam!
Oh baby! I'm not sure where to go from here! Help
me stop eating them!