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Apricot bars with oatmeal crumble

Apricot Bars with Oatmeal Crumble

These apricot bars come together in just minutes with minimal ingredients you probably already have in your house! Plus, they are deliciously buttery, sweet, and kid approved!
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Course: desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apricot oatmeal bars, easy apricot bar recipe, jelly bars, jelly oatmeal breakfast bars
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 396kcal
Author: Sam Adler


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/ 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter cold and cut into small pieces
  • 1.5 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 18 oz jar Apricot preserves
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat your oven to 350° F and spray a 9x13 inch pan with baking spray.
  • In a medium sized bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon and mix lightly.
  • Now it’s time to cut in the butter which means to break up the butter into tiny pieces and mix it into the dough until the dough resembles a cornmeal like texture. Moving quickly, pinch the butter into the dough trying not to melt it with the heat of your hands. Next, add in the oats and mix until a dough forms.
  • Take half the dough and press it into the bottom of the pan. In a small bowl combine the preserves and vanilla and mix well till combined. Layer the preserve mixture evenly on top of the oat mixture then crumble the rest of the oats on top. You don’t have to press it in, just crumble it on top.
  • Bake for 20- 22 minutes or until golden brown. Let it cool before you slice or it will be a mess!


These can be stored in an airtight container and kept at room temperature for up to 5 days.
You can use any kind of jelly or preserves you want!


Nutrition Facts
Apricot Bars with Oatmeal Crumble
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 396 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 391mg17%
Potassium 110mg3%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 565IU11%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.