Homemade Fig Bars

Homemade Fig Bars

Wholesome fig, nut and oat bars with a fresh homemade flavor!


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Serves: 30 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 35 mins
Cooking Time: 40 mins
Extra Time: 10 mins
(for cooling)

Yield: 30 x bars

Heart-Friendly Recipe Low Sodium Recipe Diabetes-Friendly Recipe Low-Carb Recipe

Ingredients Convert to Metric

  • 1 cup sugar (for filling)
  • 8 oz California dried figs, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup nuts, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup brown sugar (for crust)
  • 1/2 cup margarine (or butter *)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 3/4 cup rolled oats


FILLING: Combine sugar, California dried figs, nuts, and water in a medium saucepan. Heat to boiling; reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently. Set aside to cool.

CRUST AND TOPPING: Preheat oven to 350F.

Cream brown sugar and margarine together until light and fluffy. Add salt and vanilla; mix until blended. Stir in 1-3/4 cups flour and oats until well mixed and crumbly.

Spread and pat two-thirds flour mixture evenly into ungreased 9x13x2-inch pan. Spread filling evenly on top. Add 1/2 cup flour to remaining flour mixture; crumble and spread all over.

Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until lightly brown. Allow to cool in pan; cut into bars.


* If made with butter add 8 mg cholesterol per bar.

Thanks to California Fig Advisory Board - www.californiafigs.com