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Fresh Fig Bars

 

This scrumptious snack is perfect when on the go or at work. You might even need to take extras just in case!
367

Yield

24

servings

Prep

120

min

Cook

30

min

Ready

150

min

Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Sodium-Free, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

4 cups figs
chopped, fresh
*
1 cup water
1 cup honey
1 x salt
*
2 tablespoons lemon zest
grated
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ cup walnuts
chopped
1 cup vegetable shortening
*
¾ cups brown sugar
packed
*
2 cups all-purpose flour
sifted
3 cups oats, quick cooking

Directions

Combine figs, water, honey, ¼ teaspoon salt and lemon peel in saucepan and simmer 1 to 1½ hours or until dark and thickened, stirring occasionally. Combine 2 tablespoons flour and water and stir into fig mixture. Cook 5 minutes longer, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and walnuts. Cream shortening with brown sugar until light and fluffy. Combine flour, ½ teaspoon salt and oatmeal and stir into creamed mixture. Pat half of oatmeal mixture into bottom of a well-greased 9x13 inch pan. Spread fig filling evenly over oatmeal mixture. Sprinkle remaining half of oatmeal mixture on top and press with fork.

Bake at 350℉ (180℃) for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Cut into squares while still warm. Cool completely before removing from pan.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 46g (1.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 11815% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 1% Iron 5%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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