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Skinny Figgy Bars

Posted by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:15 PM
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Skinny Figgy Bars

Ingredients

Filling:

8 ounces dried figs (one round package)
4 ounces pitted dates
2 tbsp. slivered or chopped almonds (optional)
2 drops anise extract (optional)
1 tbsp. agave nectar (or other liquid sweetener)
2 tbsp. water
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ginger

Crust:

1 cup regular or quick oats, ground in blender until fine
1 cup regular or quick oats, unground
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 ounces unsweetened apple sauce
3 tbsp. agave nectar (or other liquid sweetener)
1/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Make the filling: Snip off the figs’ stems, and put the figs, dates, and almonds into the food processor. Grind to a coarse paste. Stir in the remaining filling ingredients and process until mixed. Set aside.
  3. For the crust, combine the oats (ground and unground), baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir in the apple sauce, agave nectar, and water, mixing well to a thick consistency. Press half the crust mixture into the bottom of an oiled, eight-inch square cake pan (use a wooden spoon or your hands). Spread the fig mixture evenly over the crust. Smooth the remaining crust mixture over the filling. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until lightly browned. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.
  4. Icing (optional): Mix powdered sugar (about 3 tbsp.) with a little water (Start with 1/2 tsp.) until the right consistency. Add vanilla or almond extract to taste (just drops). Drizzle over top of bars before cutting.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s) | Cooking time: 30 minute(s)

by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:15 PM
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Replies (1-4):
Maries_Mom23
by Alice on Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:11 AM

Yum...we LOVE fig cookies.  I bet these would be great!

stellarmom1
by Becca on Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Yum, those look aweseome

RADmomma
by Sara on Feb. 1, 2013 at 2:39 PM

 those look yummy

wendums1229
by Wendi on Feb. 2, 2013 at 10:33 PM
Ewe I would def have to change out the figs lol
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