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Layered Apricot Snacking Bars Recipe

Layered Apricot Snacking Bars

Skill Level: Intermediate

Recipe Rating


  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S Premier White Chips
  • 1 package (6 oz.) dried apricots
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon shortening


  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Set aside 1/3 cup white chips for glaze.
  • 2. Stir together apricots and water in small bowl; cover. Let stand 5 minutes; drain. Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat margarine, granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until well blended. Stir together 1 cup flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to margarine mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in remaining 1-2/3 cups white chips; press mixture onto bottom of ungreased 8-inch square baking pan. Spread softened apricots over cookie base. Stir together wheat germ, remaining 2 tablespoons flour, honey and egg white until blended; crumble over apricots.
  • 3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wheat germ is lightly browned. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  • 4. Stir together reserved 1/3 cup white chips and shortening in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 15 seconds or until chips are melted when stirred. Using tines of fork, drizzle mixture over top; let stand until glaze is firm. Cut into bars. Makes 16 bars.

Ratings & Reviews

    Surprisingly apricot-y. Very good, but be sure you're a fan of fruit snacky bars.