Lee Harrelson
16 servings (serving size: 1 square)

Prepare a double batch of these chewy, blondie-like treats so you can enjoy them with lunch on Saturday and take some on the road for the drive home on Sunday. Bake up to two days ahead, and store in an airtight container.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Coat bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray (do not coat sides of pan); set aside.

Step 3

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Combine brown sugar and next 5 ingredients (through egg) in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk until well blended. Add brown sugar mixture, figs, coconut, and almonds to flour mixture; stir until blended. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into 16 squares.

Step 4

Combine powdered sugar, 2 1/2 teaspoons hot water, and 1/4 teaspoon amaretto in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Drizzle over squares.

Ratings & Reviews

jazzwood's Review

September 01, 2013
I used five fresh figs and the bars baked well. Thought the bars were very sweet. If I make again I may eliminate the coconut. I did not frost them. (Trying to find uses for fresh figs.)

FoodApprentice1's Review

March 10, 2012
Forget blondies. These are WAY better. Even my fussy eater 6 yr old likes them! Great glazed or unglazed, a lovely change from "the usual" brownies and chocolate chip laden treats. Easy and quick to make, lovely with tea, nice enough for company or a hostess gift.

madjack96's Review

July 16, 2009
These remind me of fig bars with more chew. Totally easy to make and a good healthy snack.