Fig Bars

Fig Bars

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Coat a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. Chop the figs and place in a food processor. Puree with on/off turns. Transfer to a medium saucepan.
  3. Add the water, honey and cinnamon. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes, or until the mixture thickens.
  4. Remove from the heat.
  5. Place the flour, oat bran, brown sugar and salt (if using) in a food processor. Mix with on/off turns.
  6. Drizzle with the oil and dot with the margarine or butter. Mix well with on/off turns.
  7. Press half the mixture into the prepared pan.
  8. Spoon dollops of the fig mixture evenly over the crust; use the back of a spoon to spread it out evenly.
  9. Sprinkle the remaining crust mixture evenly over the top and spread it out with the back of a spoon. Press it lightly into place.
  10. Bake at 400 degrees F for 22 to 26 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  11. Cut while still warm.

Serves 24.