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. 

18 comments:

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

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  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

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

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  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.

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

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  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. :) http://sewlicioushomedecor.com.

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

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  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!

    Sarahx

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

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  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.

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

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  12. Hi, Brandi

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

    Vanessa

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

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

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  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!

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

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