Fig-Walnut Gingerbread Bars

Serve your guests with these fig-walnut gingerbread bars that are made using Betty Crocker® cookie mix – a tasty holiday dessert.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ gingerbread cookie mix
1/2
cup butter, softened
1
egg
1
jar (11.5 oz) fig preserves
1/2
cup chopped dried Calimyrna figs
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/2
cup chopped walnuts, toasted
Powdered sugar, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 8-inch square pan with foil, leaving foil overhanging at 2 opposite sides of pan; spray foil with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter and egg until soft dough forms. Reserve 2/3 cup dough. Press remaining dough in bottom of pan. Bake 15 minutes.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix preserves, chopped figs and brown sugar. Spread over partially baked cookie crust. Stir walnuts into reserved dough; crumble over filling.
  • 4 Bake 30 to 32 minutes or until golden. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 2 hours. Use foil to lift out of pan. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Sprinkle bars with powdered sugar.

Expert Tips

Gingerbread cookie mix brings a wonderful holiday spice flavor to these gooey fig bars.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
275
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Sodium
269mg
269%;
Total Carbohydrate
41g
41%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.