Fig cookie bars with walnuts

Fig walnut bars

I had some dried figs sitting around in a jar. They didn’t really tempt me at all. So since I am very much against wasting food, I made these cookie bars. I figured that with all the figs, walnuts and oatmeal, it was okay to go a little crazy on the sugar content. It was the end of a looong day, you see.

Filling

  • 8 large dried figs, stemmed and chopped
  • 1/3 cup/ 80 ml brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup / 80 ml walnuts, chopped
  • 1/3 cup / 80 ml water
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  1. Put all the ingredients in a pot. Bring to a boil and let simmer until it thickens. About 5-7 minutes. Set aside.

Crust & top

  • 4 oz /110 gr  butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup / 80 ml brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup / 2 1/2 dl rolled oats
  • 1 cup / 2 1/2 dl all purpose flour
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F/190C.
  2. Cream butter and sugar.
  3. Stir in the rest of the ingredients and combine until there are no dry spots.
  4. Press 2/3 of the dough into a cake pan (app size 10″ x 7,5″ / 25 cm x 18 cm).
  5. Spread the fig filling on top and crumble the remaining 1/3 of the dough on top.
  6. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the top is golden. Let cool before cutting.
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