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Since 1946, the Gonzales family has grown the rare and fabulous California Blenheim apricots. Grown on our Hollister ranch, we continue to be the farmer, pruner, dryer, packer, and seller of the vanishing Blenheim apricot. We produce the best tasting apricots in the world all "Home Grown in the Flavor Zone"!
In addition to our incredible dried apricots, be sure to discover our variety of nuts (walnuts, pistachios, almonds) and other dried fruits (peaches, pears, prunes, and more). For those who believe less is more, we have dark and delicious unsulfured dried apricots. And don't forget our sweet and tart selection of apricot jams and syrups as well as our decadent chocolate covered fruits and nuts. Simply delicious! Everything here on the ranch is organically grown.
Apricot Health Bars
Chock full of chewy good apricot taste, these delicious bars don't last long.
- 3/4 cup butter or margarine softened
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups quick or old-fashioned oats, uncooked
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup wheat germ
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3/4 cup diced, dried apricots
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
Preheat oven to 350oF. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar; stir in egg and vanilla. Add oats, flour, wheat germ, cinnamon, and salt; mix until well blended; stir in apricots, walnuts, and coconut.
Spread dough evenly in a 12x8-inch baking pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until golden. Cool slightly, then cut into bars.
Makes about 2 dozen.