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Apricot-Almond Bars with Chocolate

Source: © EatingWell Magazine
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Active Time:  40 Minutes
Total Time:  1 Hour 10 Minutes
  24 bars
Pureed dried apricots form the base of these irresistible bars, providing both moisture and sweetness. (A touch of honey is all the additional sweetening needed.) Chunks of dark chocolate are an exquisite contrast to the tangy apricots.

Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days or freeze for longer storage.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
For the Apricot-Almond Bars with Chocolate:
1 cup  dried apricots, divided
1/2 cup  water
3/4 cup  whole-wheat pastry flour
1/2 teaspoon  baking powder
1/4 teaspoon  baking soda
1/4 teaspoon  salt
1   large egg
1   large egg white
1/4 cup  canola oil
2 tablespoons  honey
1 teaspoon  vanilla extract
3/4 cup  chopped bittersweet chocolate (6 ounces) or semisweet chocolate chips, divided
1/4 cup  sliced almonds
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DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Coat a 7-by-11-inch baking pan with cooking spray.


Combine 1/2 cup dried apricots and water in a small saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cover and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Coarsely chop the remaining 1/2 cup apricots.


Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.


Puree the cooked apricots and any remaining cooking liquid in a food processor. Add egg, egg white, oil, honey and vanilla; process until smooth. Add the flour mixture, 1/2 cup chocolate and the chopped apricots; pulse just until combined. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with almonds.


Bake the bars until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Let them cool in the pan on a wire rack.


Melt the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate in a double boiler over barely simmering water or in the microwave on Medium for 30 to 60 seconds. Spoon the chocolate into a sealable plastic bag, cut off the tip of one corner and drizzle the melted chocolate over the cooled bars. Let stand for about 10 minutes before cutting into bars.


Recipe reprinted by permission of © EatingWell Magazine. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 10/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   24 bars
Calories: 75
Fat. Total: 5g
Protein: 1g
Carbohydrates, Total: 10g
Fat, Saturated: 1g
Fiber: 1g
Cholesterol: 9mg
Sodium: 51mg
% Cal. from Fat: 60%
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