When you can’t choose between cookies and cake, make these homemade fig bars! This simple recipe combines oats, almond flour and brown sugar with luscious mission fig compote for the perfect treat or snack. Sophisticated enough for adults and adored by kids, this fig bar recipe will become an instant classic.
FIG. BARS. OMG. YES.
These are the grown-up-but-totally-kid-approved homemade Fig Newtons that everyone needs in their life, like, NOW. They slay bedtime cravings, heal toddler boo-boos, and transform angsty tweens into sweet babes, all while evoking the hardcore nostalgia that comes from being a late 80’s/early 90’s kid when Newtons were just all the rage, all the time. They also turn husbands into nags, asking “are the fig bars done yet? Are they chilled? Are they ready, are they ready?” #askmehowiknow
Homemade fig compote is sandwiched between a firm but delicate crust and a crumbly topping studded with almonds that crackles with each bite. They’re sweet but not too sweet. They’re hefty and kind of “meaty” but still tender, and a far cry from dry or mealy. They’re that perfect combination of cake + cookie when you can’t pick one or the other. Magic bars, they are. …