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Fig Bars

Photo: Oxmoor House
Yield 2 dozen bars (serving size: 1 bar)
The flavor of this portable dessert may remind you of a Fig Newton without the outer cookie layer.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped dried figs
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup flaked unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup reduced-calorie margarine
  • 1/3 cup "measures-like-sugar" calorie-free sweetener
  • 1 3/4 cups quick-cooking oats, toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 91
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 4.3 g
  • satfat 2.1 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 1.5 g
  • carbohydrate 13.3 g
  • fiber 2.5 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.6 mg
  • sodium 48 mg
  • calcium 23 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine figs and flour in a medium bowl; toss lightly to coat.

  2. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add fig mixture, coconut, margarine, and sweetener to pan, stirring well. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes or until mixture is thickened, stirring often. Add oats and vanilla, stirring until oats are moistened.

  3. Press mixture into bottom of a 9-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Cover and chill thoroughly. Cut into bars.

  4. Microwave Instructions: Place 1/2 cup water in a 1-cup liquid measure. Microwave at HIGH 2 to 3 minutes or until water boils; pour water over fig mixture. Add coconut, margarine, and sweetener to fig mixture, stirring well. Microwave, uncovered, at HIGH 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture is thickened, stirring after every minute. Add oats and vanilla, stirring until oats are moistened. Proceed with recipe as directed.

  5. carbo rating: 11

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