Indulge in the tropical flavors of coconut and the sweetness of apricots with these delicious Coconut Apricot Bars. These bars are a perfect blend of chewy, fruity, and coconutty goodness. Get ready to enjoy a delightful treat that will transport you to a sunny paradise!
1 cup (120 grams) all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (40 grams) shredded coconut
1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (170 grams) dried apricots, chopped
2/3 cup (160 ml) apricot preserves
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Optional: powdered sugar for dusting
📖 Let’s start baking:
1️⃣ Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and line an 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang for easy removal.
2️⃣ In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, shredded coconut, softened butter, granulated sugar, and salt. Mix until the ingredients come together and form a crumbly dough.
3️⃣ Press the dough evenly into the prepared baking pan, creating a firm and compact base.
4️⃣ In a separate bowl, mix together the chopped dried apricots, apricot preserves, and lemon juice until well combined.
5️⃣ Spread the apricot mixture over the crust, ensuring an even layer.
6️⃣ Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until the edges turn golden brown.
7️⃣ Remove from the oven and let the bars cool completely in the pan.
8️⃣ Once cooled, lift the bars from the pan using the parchment paper overhang. Cut into squares or rectangles.
🥥🍑🍴 Your Coconut Apricot Bars are now ready to be enjoyed! Sprinkle them with powdered sugar for an extra touch of sweetness, if desired.
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✨🥥🍑✨ Get ready to taste paradise with these delightful Coconut Apricot Bars. They are a perfect combination of tropical flavors and fruity goodness that will leave you craving for more! ✨✨