Thursday, September 27, 2012

Oatmeal Biscoff Fig Bars

Aside from fig newtons, I never had fresh figs.  If you love figs, or are curious to try them, give this recipe a whirl!  These bars are tasty and make a perfect fall after school treat.  They have an awesome Biscoff flavor that combines well with the texture of the oatmeal.  My kids really enjoyed them and I hope you do too. 

Ingredients, Filling
2 cups chopped stemmed fresh figs
1 cup water
6 tablespoons sugar
Pinch of salt

Ingredients, Crust
Nonstick vegetable oil spray
1 3/4 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup Biscoff cookies, coarsely chopped
1 1/4 cups (packed) dark brown sugar
1 cup hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, chilled cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Directions, Filling
Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.  Reduce heat to low.  Cover and simmer 5 minutes.  Uncover and simmer until figs are very soft and filling is thick, stirring often, about 10 minutes.  Cool completely, then pulse in a food processor until a smooth consistency, but still have texture.  Set aside.

Directions, Crust
Preheat oven to 350°F.  Spray 13x9x2- inch baking pan with nonstick spray.  Combine oats and next 6 ingredients in large bowl and whisk to blend.  Add butter.  Using fingertips, blend until mixture forms small moist clumps.  Firmly press half of crust mixture (about 3 cups) over bottom of prepared pan.  Spread filling evenly over crust.  Sprinkle remaining crust mixture over filling; press to adhere.  Bake bars until deep brown and firm to touch, about 30 minutes.  Cool completely in pan on rack.  Once cooled, cut into bars. 


  1. Oh, just stop! I could take a bite out of that last shot. They look sooooo yummy.

  2. Mmmmmm! These look so moist and chewy. I always wanted to try a recipe with figs, and this one looks easy and delicious. xx

  3. Those look delicious, fresh figs are so good, too bad they're not available longer!

  4. Oh this is torture, they look delicious and I want one real bad, but dang it I'm on a diet. I'll just have to save this recipe to treat myself once I lose a few pounds.

  5. My oh my Brandi these look so delicious! You really know how to torture your readers shame on you :)
    Have a great weekend!

  6. That looks delish! I would love for you to post it at the SHOW-licious Craft! Showcase. Just click on the link and it will take you to the post. :)

  7. These look ahhhhmazing!! Figs are one of my favs! Thanks for sharing :)

  8. I don't know what Biscoff is. Is it a mix of biscuit and coffee? But, whatever, these look yummy!

    The photo looks so juicy and moist!


  9. Those look delish!! You must be such a great cook, to come up with all these fantastic looking treats!!

  10. Not a huge fan of figs, but the dish looks very fresh and delicious. I had a bad experience with a fig tree back in my childhood while visiting my grandmother in the south. Lol.

    Unfortunately, he smell of figs takes me back to that unfortunate incident.

  11. Please tell me you're thinking of opening a small bakery from your home. These look delish!

  12. Hi, Brandi

    These look great! I'll have to try it.


  13. Brandi, your photos are making my mouth water!!! I think this is the BEST way to eat figs...what amazing bars :)

  14. I'm leaving a surprise for you on my blog. Check it out on Thursday morning. :-)

  15. THese look delicious and there's lots of room to experiment and play. Fresh figs are hard to come by here, but I do have dried..... Hmmmm. THanks for sharing!

  16. Oh man, those look deliiiiicious. Gonna have to get them a try!


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