Preparation / Directions:
Sift together flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.
Stir in the apricots and 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 and drizzle some melted chocolate over the top if desired.
ICING: Cream together sugar and shortening. Add remaining
ingredients and beat until smooth. Makes 1/2 cup.