Baking: Cakes, Cookies, Muffins: Homemade Fig Bars

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

Author: California Fig Advisory Board - www.californiafigs.com
Date: June 27, 2013

Serves: 30 person(s)
Yield: 30 x bars

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

Ingredients:

    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

Directions:

    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.

Variations:

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

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:155 cals
Kilojoules:629 kJ
Fat:5.0 g
Carbohydrates:27.0 g
Protein:2.0 g
Cholesterol:0.0 mg
Sodium:39 mg
Saturated Fat:2.0 g
Fiber:2.0 g
Calcium:26.0 mg
Total Sugars:14.0 g

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