Fig Bars

Fig Bars Recipe
Photo: Oxmoor House
The flavor of this portable dessert may remind you of a Fig Newton without the outer cookie layer.

Yield:

2 dozen bars (serving size: 1 bar)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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.

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.

carbo rating: 11

Note:

The Complete Step-by-Step Low Carb Cookbook

January 2005
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