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Fabulous Fig Bars

Fabulous Fig Bars

4 Ratings
4 Ratings
Recipe Image
Fig bars on a cutting board with some figs next to the board
Makes: 24 Bars
Total Cost: $$$$
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Preparation Time: 45 minutes

Fig bars are a great on-the-go snack. The sweet, nutty flavors in these bars are sure to be a hit with all ages.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups dried figs (chopped, 16 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice (juice from 1/2 orange)
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1/2 cup margarine (softened, or butter)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups old fashioned rolled oats

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  3. Combine figs, walnuts, sugar, orange juice and hot water in a mixing bowl and set aside.
  4. Mix together margarine or butter and brown sugar until creamy. Add egg and mix until smooth.
  5. Mix flour and baking soda. Stir into egg mixture. Blend in oats to make soft dough.
  6. Reserve 1 cup of dough for topping. With floured fingertips, press the remaining dough into a thin layer on the bottom of the baking pan.
  7. Spread fig mixture evenly over the dough. Crumble reserved dough over top, allowing fig mixture to show.
  8. Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in baking pan. Cut into 24 bars (about 2.5 x 2 inches).

Notes

  • No dried figs? Use 3 cups chopped fresh figs. Omit the hot water and orange juice, but add 1 teaspoon lemon or orange zest (grate the outer colored part of the peel).
  • Margarine used for nutrition and cost analysis.
Source:

Fabulous Fig Bars from Food Hero, Oregon State University, Cooperative Extension Service.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 bar
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 206
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 8 mg
Sodium 66 mg
Carbohydrates 37 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 24 g
Added Sugars included 11 g
Protein 3 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 55 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 225 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 206
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3 g
Linoleic Acid 2 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.5 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 1 mg
Cholesterol 8 mg
Carbohydrates 37 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 24 g
Added Sugars included 11 g
Protein 3 g
Minerals
Calcium 55 mg
Potassium 225 mg
Sodium 66 mg
Copper 146 mcg
Iron 1 mg
Magnesium 30 mg
Phosphorus 56 mg
Selenium 5 mcg
Zinc 0 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 42 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.1 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mg
Vitamin C 2 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 8 mcg
Folate 31 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.1 mg
Riboflavin 0.1 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Choline 15 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Fruits 1/4 cups
Grains 1/2 ounces

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