These bars are fabulous! I love figs and will definitely make them again. Other recipes for fig bars have looked too involved, but this recipe is super simpleto make. Next time I will try them with whole wheat flour and a tad less sugar because the figs were pretty sweet on their own. Thanks!
Fabulous Fig Bars
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray or oil a 9x13-inch baking pan.
- Combine figs, walnuts, sugar, orange juice and hot water in a mixing bowl and set aside.
- Mix together margarine and brown sugar until creamy. Add egg and mix until smooth.
- Mix flour and baking soda. Stir into egg mixture. Blend in oats to make soft dough.
- Reserve 1 cup of dough for topping. With floured fingertips, press the remaining dough into a thin layer on the bottom of baking pan.
- Spread fig mixture evenly over the dough. Crumble reserved dough over top, allowing fig mixture to show.
- Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in baking pan. Cut into 24 bars (about 2.5 x 2 inches).
Question, I have a lot of fresh green figs, can I use these in place of dried? How do I measure with fresh. Thank you
Hi, thanks for your question! We haven't tested this recipe with fresh figs, but that would be a great idea since the season is upon us now. My suggestions would be to start with 3 cups chopped fresh figs, omit the hot water and orange juice since they are not needed to soften the dried figs and add some orange or lemon zest (1/2 teaspoon). We will give this a try soon, but please share if you decide to try yourself first.
Food Hero Team
FoodHero team. Thank you for the suggestion. I wasn’t sure what to do with the crop