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Fig “Newt” Bars

Fig “Newt” Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 24
Add these delicious figs filled bars to your dessert table made using Betty Crocker® cookie mix - a wonderful Halloween treat.
Updated October 3, 2011
Make With
Make With
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
215
Total Fat
8g
0%
Saturated Fat
3g
0%
Sodium
85mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
36g
0%
Dietary Fiber
3g
0%
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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