These bars are delicious with any flavor of preserves.
Makes 15 bars
3/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
(if you use sweetened coconut, it will be extra sweet)
16 oz (2 cups) apricot preserves
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and grease a 9 by 13 inch baking dish.
Cream together the butter or margarine and sugar.
Add the dry ingredients (the mixture will be crumbly).
Mix in the nuts and coconut.
Press 4 cups of the mixture into the bottom the prepared dish.
Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven.
This is my mom’s homemade apricot preserves. I will be putting the recipe on this blog sometime within the next 2 months.
Now, back to the recipe.
Spoon the preserves onto the half-baked crust and spread level.
Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture over the top.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Let cool and cut into bars.
Note: I am working on a gluten-free version of this recipe.