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Fig Bars Recipe

desserts, breakfast, snacksSheri SpalloneComment

Fig Bars Recipe

Cook Time:  45 Minutes
Difficulty:  Easy

It's here!  We've been anxiously awaiting our newest addition, Fig Preserves! To celebrate its arrival, I couldn't wait to create something yummy! I toyed with a couple of recipes from old cookbooks to come up with this mouth-watering recipe and made these decadent treats for my family.  It wasn't long before the entire pan was devoured, not all in one day I might add, but they went quickly.  More importantly, I can't believe our children ate figs!  My how they've grown.

It's funny how one's tastes can change over the years.  Thank goodness mine did, I would have missed out on figs!  I love figs now!  

So, all you fig lover's out there, this recipe is the perfect dessert, snack, or breakfast treat, and it is sure to tantalize your taste buds.  These fig bars are sweet, buttery, "figgy" goodness, and because WE LOVE YA, we're offering our Fig Preserves at a discounted price for a limited time.  Even if you are not a fig aficionado you may surprise yourself!  Cherchies® Fig Preserves is really tasty!  Life is short, eat figs!

So glad you stopped by!

Ingredients  
1 1/2 sticks butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (for a gluten free option, simply substitute Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour)
1 10 oz. jar Cherchies® NEW Fig Preserves with Cinnamon (Feel free to substitute any of our preserves in this recipe, our Blackberry Preserves, Cranberry Preserves with Champagne,  Apricot-Pineapple Preserves).

Topping Ingredients  
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup flour (for a gluten free option, simply substitute Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour)
1 teaspoon (tsp) baking soda
1/4 teaspoon (tsp) salt
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1 stick of melted butter
Extra coconut for garnishing (optional)

Preparation
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the eggs and gradually add the flour to the butter mixture.  Spread the mixture into a 13 x 9 pan and press down evenly.  Bake for 20 minutes.  

While the crust is cooking, prepare the topping.  In a small bowl (or you can use the same bowl you used to make the bar crust...why dirty more dishes), combine all the ingredients for the topping until crumbly and set aside.

When crust is finished cooking, remove from oven and cool slightly.  Spread Cherchies® Fig Preserves with Cinnamon evenly over the crust.  Sprinkle the topping ingredients over the preserves and return the fig bars to the oven and cook for another 15-20 minutes or until bars are lightly browned.

Sprinkle with more coconut to garnish the bars, but this is completely optional.  It makes it look pretty:) Voila! The perfect easy dessert, snack, or breakfast treat.  Enjoy!

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