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Easy Fig Bars Recipe

by Nellie

This easy fig bars recipe is so great to make for after school snacks or anytime! Simple ingredients make for a tasty treat!

What are fig bars?

Fig bars are a type of cookie bar that is made with chopped figs and other flavorful ingredients. They are usually a healthy snack option as they are low in fat, sodium and sugar.

Fig bars can be served either warm or cold and can be enjoyed just as they are or topped with additional ingredients such as cream cheese or honey for an extra special treat. Fig bars are an easy and delicious way to enjoy the wonderful flavor of figs!

What You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour, scooped and leveled
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour, scooped and leveled
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For The Fig Filling

  • 7 oz dried black mission figs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup orange juice 
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon honey

Where did fig bars originate?

Fig bars originated in the Mediterranean and were popularized in the United States during the 1960s. These tasty treats are perfect for on-the-go snacking and make a great snack for any time of day. Today, fig bars can be found at most grocery stores and come in a variety of flavors.

Where can you serve these fig bar snacks?

Fig bars make a great snack for any occasion! They are perfect for taking with you to work, school or on a picnic.

Fig bars also make an excellent post-workout snack as they are filled with healthy ingredients and provide a good balance of carbohydrates and protein. These snacks can be served at birthday parties, barbecues, family gatherings, or just as a quick snack on the go.

How do you store fig bars?

Fig bars can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. To keep the fig bars moist, you can wrap them individually or store them in a sealed container with a piece of wax or parchment paper between each bar. For longer storage, fig bars can also be frozen and will last up to 3 months.

Easy Fig Bars Recipe
Yield: 12 Fig Bars

Easy Fig Bars Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour, scooped and leveled
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour, scooped and leveled
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • For The Fig Filling
  • 7 oz dried black mission figs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon honey

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until lighter in color and fluffy. This will take about 3 mins.
  2. Add in the egg and vanilla extract. 
  3. Mix until fully incorporated and fluffy again.
  4. Using a sifter, sift in all purpose flour, wheat flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
  5. Mix until it is just combined.
  6. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least an hour, to firm up, this makes it easier to roll.
  7. While the dough is chilling, make the filling.
  8. Place the fig, water, orange juice, cinnamon, vanilla and salt in a medium pot.
  9. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for about 10-12 mins (until the liquid evaporates and the dried figs are plump).
  10. Place into a food processor and add in the honey.
  11. Pulse or blend until you get a thick paste.
  12. Add the fig paste to a piping bag (or large ziplock bag) and set aside.
  13. Preheat the oven to 325
  14. Once the dough is chilled, lightly floor a surface to roll it out on.
  15. Roll it to 9*13 or 10*14 inches.
  16. Square it off using a knife or pizza cutter.
  17. Cut 3 - 3.5 inch thick strips down the length of the rolled out dough.
  18. Cut a hole in the piping bag and pipe the filling down the center of the dough.
  19. Fold the ends over and press closed, sealing the best you can.
  20. Roll each log slightly if you need too to bond together, place seam side down on parchment lined baking sheet.
  21. Bake for 20 mins. 
  22. Broil for 1 min to slightly brown the tops.
  23. Remove and let cool for 10-15 mins.
  24. Slice and enjoy 

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 262Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 39mgSodium 237mgCarbohydrates 39gFiber 2gSugar 15gProtein 5g

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