Soft & Crumbly Fig Streusel Bars
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Fig Streusel Bars

Use the best chocolate chip cookie dough recipe to form into a deliciously soft and chewy cookie cake that's perfect for any occasion! 
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword fig, streusel
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16 bars
Calories 187kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch

Equipment

Ingredients

Crust

  • 8 tbsp butter softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour

Filling

  • 9 oz dried figs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

Streusel

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter cold
  • 1/4 cup oats

Instructions

Crust

  • Preheat your oven to 350F and grease a square baking dish
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, make the crust by beating the butter, sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer until it’s well blended
  • Use the lowest speed on the mixer to beat in the flour until it makes a soft dough that may be slightly crumbly
  • Press the dough into the bottom of the greased pan and bake for about 15 minutes, until the center is set

Filling

  • Chop the figs into small pieces
  • While the crust is baking, add the figs to a medium saucepan with the sugar and water
  • Heat the figs over medium-high heat for about 5-10 minutes making sure to stir frequently so they don’t stick to the pan until most of the liquid has absorbed
  • Once the crust is set and cools for a few minutes, spread the fig mixture over the crust

Streusel

  • In a small bowl, use a pastry blender (or two butter knives) to cut the cold butter into the flour and brown sugar then stir in the oats
  • Sprinkle the topping over the figs and bake for about 15-20 minutes
  • Let the bars cool completely, usually about one hour, before cutting into bars

Nutrition

Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.9mg