Fig “Newt” Bars

Fig “Newt” Bars

Add these delicious figs filled bars to your dessert table made using Betty Crocker® cookie mix - a wonderful Halloween treat.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:15

Hr:Mins

Makes

24

servings

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1/2
cup cold butter
2 3/4
cups dried Calimyrna figs, stems removed
3/4
cup warm water
1/4
cup real maple syrup or honey
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2
cup chopped walnuts
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, place cookie mix. Cut in butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through mix in opposite directions), until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of the crumb mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture in bottom of pan. Bake 10 minutes. Cool.
  2. Meanwhile, place figs and warm water in food processor. Cover; process until smooth paste forms. Add syrup and lemon peel; process until well blended. Spread fig mixture evenly over partially baked crust.
  3. In small bowl, mix reserved 1 1/2 cups crumb mixture and the walnuts. Sprinkle over fig mixture.
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 30 minutes. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.
Makes 24 servings (1 bar)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
These bars are equally delicious made with dates in place of figs.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 215
    • Total Fat 8g
      • (Saturated Fat 3g,),
    • Sodium 85mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 36g
      • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Protein 2g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      Exchanges:
      • 1/2 Starch;
      • 1 Fruit;
      • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
      • 1 1/2 Fat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 2 1/2;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.