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Fig Bars

The flavor of this portable dessert may remind you of a Fig Newton without the outer cookie layer.

Oxmoor House JANUARY 2005

  • Yield: 2 dozen bars (serving size: 1 bar)

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

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 91
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 4.3g
  • Saturated fat: 2.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 1.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 13.3g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.6mg
  • Sodium: 48mg
  • Calcium: 23mg
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