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“This recipe comes from the 10-12 Dec 2004 issue of the USA Weekend newspaper. It's a great tasting fruit bar, but you do need to watch out for any stray cherry pit.”
READY IN:
35mins
SERVES:
50
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Move a rack to a lower-middle position in the oven & preheat to 325 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 13"x9" glass baking dish with vegetable cooking spray, & set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, oats, brown sugar & salt.
  4. Stir in the butter with a fork until well mixed & clumps have formed.
  5. Spread 1 1/2 packed cups of this mixture over the bottom of the baking dish, pressing to form a thin crust.
  6. Mix the coconut, almonds, cherries, apricots & milk in a large bowl, blending well.
  7. Pour this filling over the crust, distributing evenly & pressing it down.
  8. Sprinkle the remaining oat mixture over the dried fruit filling.
  9. Bake about 30 minutes, until lightly golden, then cool to room temperature on a wire rack.
  10. Can be stored, covered, at room temperature up to 2 days.
  11. When ready to serve, cut into 1 1/2" squares.

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