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Apricot Coconut Pecan Bars

Marvelous bar-type cookie using apricot preserves, coconut, and pecans. These tasty treats are ooey, gooey and delicious!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine American
Servings 24

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt or kosher salt
  • 2 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour bleached flour toughens baked goods
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut
  • 18 oz. jar apricot preserves
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Instructions
 

  • Mix butter, sugar, egg, vanilla and sea salt with an electric mixer or whisk.
  • Stir in flour and coconut with a wooden spoon.
  • [u]Reserve 1 ¼ cups mixture[/u] for later.
  • Press remaining dough into a greased or sprayed 9x13” baking dish.
  • Spread apricot preserves over top of crust.
  • Sprinkle with pecans or walnuts.
  • Crumble reserved cookie dough over top.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes.
  • Cool completely.

Notes

NOTE: You really need to allow these bars to cool completely before cutting or they will be a sticky mess!
NOTE: For easier cutting, refrigerate bars 1-2 hours before cutting.
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Keyword apricot, brownie, coconut, cookie, dessert, pecans
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