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 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 24

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.

Expert Tips

These bars are equally delicious made with dates in place of figs.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
215
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Sodium
85mg
85%;
Total Carbohydrate
36g
36%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
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.