---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.02
  
       Title: APRICOT BARS
  Categories: Bakery, Desserts, Cookies, Low-fat
       Yield: 18 bars
  
       1 c  White flour
     1/3 c  Brown sugar
       1 ts Cinnamon
     1/2 ts Baking powder
     1/4 ts Salt
   1 1/2 c  Dried apricots
       1 tb Walnuts, chopped
       1 tb Cashews, chopped
     1/3 c  Maple syrup
 
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       1 c  Icing sugar
       2 tb Shortening
     1/2 ts Vanilla
       1 tb Apple juice
  
   Sift together flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder & salt.  Stir in the
   apricots & nuts.  Add the syrup.  Stir until the mixture forms a thick
   batter.
   
   Spread the batter into a lightly oiled 8 X 8 baking pan (it is hard work,
   but it will cover -- trust me!).  Bake at 350F for 30 to 35 minutes or
   until the bars test done.  Allow to cool slightly, cut into bars. When
     completely cool, spread with icing & drizzle some melted chocolate over
  the
   top if desired.
   
     ICING: Cream together sugar & shortening.  Add remaining ingredients
  & beat
   until smooth.  Makes 1/2 cup.
   
   Recipe by Mark Satterly
  
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