Source: California Fig Advisory Board

Fig Layer Bars
These fantastic fig bars go great served warm, with ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.
Serves: 48 bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes


1 package (8 ounces) dried California figs; stemmed and chopped fine
1 cup sugar
½ cup chopped walnuts
½ cup hot water
Crust and Topping
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon vanilla
1¾ Cups rolled oats
1¾ Cups flour, sifted
ice water; as needed

Combine figs, sugar, walnuts and water in small saucepan. Cook over medium heat 15 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently. Set aside to cool.

Crust and Topping
In mixing bowl, cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Add salt and vanilla; beat together. Add oats and flour, mix until blended. Press about half flour mixture evenly in bottom of lightly greased shallow 9x13 inch pan. Spread filling evenly over all. Add water to remaining flour mixture and toss lightly until ball forms and cleans sides of bowl. Turn onto lightly floured surface and roll into rectangle to fit on top of pan and arrange on top of filling, trimming edges to fit.

Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool in pan. Cut 4x12 to make 48 bars to serve as snacks.

Serve warm with ice cream and drizzle with chocolate syrup.

NUTRITION FACTS (per serving)
Calories 120 (36% from Fat); Total Fat 4.5g; Saturated Fat 3g; Trans Fat -0-g; Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 55mg; Potassium 66mg; Carbohydrate 17g; Sugar 11g; Dietary Fiber 1g; Protein 1g;

Daily Values
Vitamin A 1 Vitamin C 1 Calcium 1 Iron 1

Source: California Fig Advisory Board