Fig Bars


These square fig bars are really good. They taste like the real ones — judge for yourself!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
2 hrs
20 bar cookies


  • 1 cup water

  • 3 cups dried figs

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Soak figs in water for 1 hour. In a small saucepan, combine fig mixture with sugar and cook over medium heat until thick and stewy. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in milk and vanilla until smooth. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.

  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  4. Divide dough into two pieces and knead each piece about 5 or 6 times. On a well-floured surface, roll dough out to 1/4-inch thickness. Line the prepared pan with one piece of dough. Spread fig mixture over it, then cover with other piece of dough.

  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Cool and cut into 20 squares.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

234 Calories
5g Fat
48g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 234
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 119mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 226mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love