Homemade Fig Bars

A fresh version of the store bought fig Newton cookie.

Homemade Fig Bars


Quantity Ingredients
1 cup granulated sugar
8 ounces dried figs, finely chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped (optional)
1/2 cup water
Crumb Crust and Topping
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1-3/4 cups rolled oats


1. For Filling: Combine sugar, figs, nuts and water in a medium saucepan. Heat to boiling; reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes or until thickened. Set aside to cool. 2. For Crust and Topping: Preheat oven to 350�F. In a medium bowl with an electric mixer, cream sugar and margarine together until light and fluffy. Add salt and vanilla; mix until blended. 3. Stir in 1-3/4 cups each 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. 4. Add 1/2 cup flour to remaining flour mixture; crumble and spread all over. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until lightly browned. Allow to cool in pan; cut into bars. Makes 30 bars. Nutrition Information per serving: 155 calories, 5g fat, 2g protein, 27g carb, 2g dietary fibre, 39mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol

Source: www.californiafigs.com