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Winning Apricot Bars

 
Winning Apricot Bars
Image © Taste of Home
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
 
One serving costs about $0.33

$0.33 per serving

11 people like this recipe

11 likes

This recipe is ready in 15 minutes

Ready in 15 minutes

spoonacular Score:15%

Spoonacular Score: 15%

 

Winning Apricot Bars might be a good recipe to expand your hor d'oeuvre recipe box. For 33 cents per serving, this recipe covers 3% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 187 calories, 2g of protein, and 9g of fat. This recipe serves 24. This recipe from Taste of Home has 10 fans. If you have vanillan extract, sugar, walnuts, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It is a good option if you're following a vegetarian diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 15 minutes. With a spoonacular score of 83%, this dish is awesome. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Winning Apricot Bars, Winning Cranberry Date Bars, and Apricot Bars.

Ingredients

Servings:
0.75 cups
0.75 cups butter
butter
1 cup
1 cup sugar
sugar
1
1  egg
egg
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps vanilla extract
vanilla extract
2 cups
2 cups flour
flour
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps baking powder
baking powder
1 cup
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
sweetened shredded coconut
0.5 cups
0.5 cups walnuts
walnuts
10 oz
10 oz apricot preserves
apricot preserves
0.75 cups butter
0.75 cups
butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup
sugar
1  egg
1
egg
0.5 tsps vanilla extract
0.5 tsps
vanilla extract
2 cups flour
2 cups
flour
0.25 tsps baking powder
0.25 tsps
baking powder
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1 cup
sweetened shredded coconut
0.5 cups walnuts
0.5 cups
walnuts
10 oz apricot preserves
10 oz
apricot preserves

Equipment

baking pan
baking pan
wire rack
wire rack
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
baking pan
baking pan
wire rack
wire rack
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
oven
oven


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Taste of Home

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.34
Ingredient
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup walnuts
10 ounces apricot preserves
Price
$1.46
$0.28
$0.33
$0.15
$0.33
$0.68
$1.40
$3.54
$8.16

Tips

Health Tips

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • If you've had your baking powder for awhile, make sure it's still going to work by mixing it with a little water. If it doesn't fizz, you need to replace it.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
187 Calories
1g Protein
8g Total Fat
26g Carbs
0% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
187
9%

Fat
8g
14%

  Saturated Fat
5g
32%

Carbohydrates
26g
9%

  Sugar
15g
17%

Cholesterol
22mg
7%

Sodium
68mg
3%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
1g
4%

Manganese
0.25mg
13%

Selenium
5µg
7%

Vitamin B1
0.09mg
6%

Folate
22µg
6%

Vitamin A
211IU
4%

Vitamin B2
0.07mg
4%

Iron
0.73mg
4%

Copper
0.08mg
4%

Vitamin B3
0.67mg
3%

Phosphorus
32mg
3%

Fiber
0.65g
3%

Magnesium
8mg
2%

Zinc
0.25mg
2%

Vitamin B6
0.03mg
2%

Vitamin E
0.24mg
2%

Potassium
52mg
2%

Vitamin C
1mg
1%

Vitamin B5
0.12mg
1%

Calcium
11mg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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