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Fig Bars

Fig Bars

Today I made fig bars. They smelled amazing. It smelled just like fall. My poor brother hates fall because all his favorite foods are always littered with pumpkin spice. My brother also loves any kind of pastry like cookies but I think I ruined it with my fall flavors.  He may like them though since it’s not pumpkin spice!

Fig Bars

I used the recipe from my favorite cookbook.  The Homemade Pantry by Alana Chernila.

Fig Bars

First I creamed the butter shortening and brown sugar together until it was light and fluffy.

Fig Bars

Then I scooped the dough into to balls. (it came out more like a batter than a dough).  I refrigerated the dough for two hours wrapped in waxed paper.

Fig Bars

Then I chopped up all my figs and added the spices.  I know it doesn’t look great but it smelled amazing!

Fig Bars

I brought it to a boil on medium heat and let it boil for five minutes while stirring frequently.

Fig Bars

Fig Bars

Then I rolled out the dough/batter and spooned the filling down the middle.

Fig Bars

Then I layered it withe another sheet of dough.

Fig Bars

I baked them at 375 for 15 to 20 minutes.

They may look bad but they still tasted great, even without the fall flavor of pumpkin spice.

Fig Bars

The fig bars make a great after school snack.  Be sure to check out my recipe for homemade fruit roll-ups also.

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Fig Bars

 

 

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