Fig Bars

Looking for a delicious dessert? Enjoy these fig bars topped with nuts and oats.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 16

Crust

1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4
cup granulated sugar
1/4
teaspoon vanilla
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour

Filling

1/4
cup granulated sugar
1
cup boiling water
1
bag (9 oz) dried Mission figs, chopped (1 cup)

Topping

1/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
3
tablespoons cold butter (do not use margarine)
1/4
cup quick-cooking oats
1/4
cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9-inch square pan with cooking spray. In small bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup granulated sugar and the vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. On low speed, beat in 1 cup flour until soft dough forms. Press dough in bottom of pan. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until center is set.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, cook filling ingredients over medium-high heat 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until figs are tender and most of liquid is absorbed. Spread over crust.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix 1/4 cup flour, the brown sugar and 3 tablespoons butter, using pastry blender or fork, until crumbly. Stir in oats and walnuts. Sprinkle over filling.
  • 4 Bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until edges are bubbly and topping is light golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

Instead of walnuts, try roasted pecans.

Serve with cinnamon ice cream.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
60mg
60%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.