Raspberry Fig Bars Recipe

Looking for an easy Raspberry Fig Bars recipe? Learn how to make Raspberry Fig Bars using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by johannainman

Makes 36 servings



I love these as a healthier snack when I'm craving sweets! Similar to fig newtons, made with whole grains but less sugar and refined ingredients.

Recipe Ingredients for Raspberry Fig Bars

2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup oats
1/4 cup walnuts
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/8 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup molasses
6 oz. butter
3 eggs

Filling:
1 1/2 cups dried figs
1/2 cup dried dates, pitted
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
1 cup orange juice
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp orange zest

Recipe Directions for Raspberry Fig Bars

  1. Place walnuts and oats in food processor and give them a good buzz until the mixture becomes a coarse meal. In a large bowl, combine the oat/nut mixture with remaining dry ingredients. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter pieces until the dough resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk together 3 eggs. Add eggs, honey and mollasses and combine. Work the dough with your hands, kneading gently, until the dough comes together. Form into two balls and pati nto disks. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  2. While your dough is chilling, begin making the filling by removing any stems from the figs. Place figs and dates in food processor and blend to form a thick paste. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine paste and remaining ingredientts. Simmer, stirring occasionally. As the berries begin to fall apart, mash them with the back of a spoon and stir to incorporate them into the mixture. When the orange juice is absorbed and the filling becomes thick, remove from heat and let cool. Refrigerate until ready to bake.

  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Working with one dough disk at a time, roll out into a rectangle, about 1/8" thick and 6" wide. Cut the dough lengthwise into two 3" wide strips. Make an egg wash by stirring together remaining egg and 2 tsp water. Paint around the edges of each strip with egg wash. Spoon the fig filling down the center of each strip and then fold the dough over to enclose the filling. Place pastries, seam side down on cookie sheets lined with parchment. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Brush the tops with egg wash and sprinkle with a few oats for decoration (optional). Bake until slightly brown, about 15 minutes. Cool and slice into bars. Store in the refrigerator.

Categories

Dessert, Snacks

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 47.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
141
Calories from Fat
46
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.1g
8%
Saturated Fat
2.6g
13%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
26mg
9%
Sodium
79mg
3%
Potassium
165mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
22.5g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1.8g
7%
Sugars
10.5g
Protein
2.5g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 3% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
    Bad points
  • High in sugar
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