Yield: 24 Bars
1/2 c dried apricots, diced
1/4 c raisins
1/2 c apples, peeled and grated
1/2 c reduced-sugar apricot preserves
1 1/2 ts baking soda
1 c all-purpose flour
1/2 c oat bran
2 c rolled oats
1 ts ground cinnamon
1 c brown sugar
3/4 c reduced-calorie margarine, melted
In a medium bowl, combine all filling ingredients. Stir well.
Make crust: In a large bowl, combine baking soda, flour, oat bran,
oats, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Stir in melted margarine. Press
slightly more than half of crust mixture in bottom of a 9- by
13-inch pan sprayed with vegetable cooking spray.
Spread on filling. Sprinkle on remaining crust. Bake at 325 degrees
for 20 minutes. Cut into bars.
Makes 24 bars