Nuts, oats, and shredded coconut granola crust, filled with a delicious fig jam.
I was just thinking… Autumn starts in like 2 days, right? Right.
So. You know those few pounds that you fought to lose only about 3 months ago to fit into that bikini? Yeah, those. If you are anything like me, and I have a feeling that you are, those elbees are about to come back. It won’t be with these Fig Jam Bars. Oh no. These are borderline healthy. But, it will be done with things such as these Sweet Potato Ginger Snap Cookie Trifles! YAY FALL! WE MISSED YOU!!
I love the months between September and January because I get to bake and cook, and cook and bake… Something about this season inspires most of us to bake and of course, eat!
I’m also looking forward to wearing comfortable oversized hoodies and yoga pants. All.the.time. The fashion police is gonna love me!
In other news, we are preparing to move into our new house. Little by little, we’re getting there. I’m not sure exactly when we will start to move in, but I hope it’s before the credit card bills get here. I kinda spent a teeny bit too much on our furniture. The hubs doesn’t know…yet. BUT, I have a plan.
If the furniture arrives before the bill, he won’t have a heart attack because he is going to fall in love with everything and soften up by the time that bill gets here. IF the bill comes before the furniture… well, then, Lord help me. I hope that he will at least appreciate the king size bed I got. I’m 5’6 and fit into a twin, comfortably, but it’s him and his 6’3-self that needs the bigger bed. That’s my argument right there… I did it all for you, honey!
Besides…he ate more than half of these Fig Jam Bars, so he owes me big time! I can’t blame him, though. I think these are the best granola type bars to come out of this kitchen to date. I make a lot of bars, but haven’t shared many with you because I didn’t think they were blog-worthy. However, these bars are waaaaay blog-worthy. Way. There’s nuts, there’s shredded coconut, brown sugar, cinnamon, oats…
I used the last of my mother’s fig jam in here, but you can use any jam you fancy. Personally, I think they would be just as delicious with some raspberry jam, or any other berry jam.
Fig Jam Bars
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup rolled oats (not instant)
- 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 stick butter , softened, cut into 10 pieces.
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 cups fig jam
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Line a 8x8 pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on the sides; set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, pecans, oats, sugar, shredded coconut, cinnamon and salt.
- Cut in butter and work mixture into small crumbs. You can also do this with a fork or even your fingers.
- Add honey and using your hands, continue to work the mixture until thoroughly combined.
- Transfer two-thirds of mixture to prepared pan and press it down, covering the entire bottom of the pan.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until crust is light brown.
- Remove from oven and spread the fig jam across the top.
- Sprinkle the reserved granola mixture evenly over the jam.
- Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Cool completely in the pan.
- Remove and cut into bars.
Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.
32 comments on “Fig Jam Bars”
This recipe is wonderful… so rich and so delicious! I have a question about the preparation… getting the dough pressed into the pan was really difficult because the dough was so sticky. Any tips for getting the bottom of the pan covered?
DAmpen your fingers with just a bit of water.
Very yummy. Next time I might try using a little less jam. Thanks for the recipe.
I have 3 jars of fig jam I just finished making so can’t wait to make these bars. Just wondering though; since I’m the only one in the house that eats figs, how I would store these and how long they would last. Thanks for the recipe and storage info, if you have any.
I get all my food storage info from the USDA website. 😊 According to their info, completely cooled cookie bars can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to seven days. You can also store bars in the freezer for 2 to 3 months. I personally keep them on the counter for a day or two, and then refrigerate.
I only had 1 cup of fig jam so I tried using a cupcake pan with paper liners. Even though the paper was difficult to remove and a little messy the cupcake style bar was delicious.
Hey girl. I have a fig tree and I make a lot of jam and usually end up with a glut. I used some fig/strawberry/nectarine jam for this and my husband, who doesn’t exactly gush, said, “This might be one of the best things you have ever made.” We have been together for 20 years and I have made a lot of things, so pat yourself on the back for a great recipe.
I followed exactly but used about 1 1/4 c of jam. Will be making again for sure.
I looooove your recipe and I would like to make it this weekend. However my other half doesnt like coconut, so could you please suggest something else to add instead of it? or if I completely remove it from the recipe should I use less of other ingredients?
Thank you in advance!
These were so good, and I’m so happy I found your blog! I didn’t see when you were supposed to add the brown sugar, so I put it in right before the butter, and that worked out. They are buttery and crumbly and delicious, and a great solution to my dilemma of what to do with all the jam my mom gave me!
What is a stick of butter?
Hi! That would be 113.4 grams or 8 tablespoons.
I have no idea how my tall spouse and I fit on a queen–a couple of guesses are that we have lived in places where it was really hard to get the mattress and box spring up the stairs (jungle cat in previous life, must sleep above ground) so we’re hesitant to upgrade, or that he’s deployed so much it’s mostly me in the bed. I dunno.
What I do know is that these bars remind me of my friend Lasar’s “Tasty Raspberry Treats” so I can tell you that the combination of raspberry jam, coconut, oats and other goodies is in fact delicious. If I could pry the fig jam away from the menage with the goat cheese and prosciutto, I’ll make these too.
We’re on the same wavelength! Figs are definitely the “it” ingredient right now. 🙂 These bars look delish!!
You’re 5’6! Could you lend me an inch or two? I’m tired of using step ladders for photos.
I love date bars and I love figs… so my guess is I would looooove these!
Yes, you would! They are so good!! 🙂 Thank you, Charlie!
Oh not to worry. The first night sleeping in a king sized bed makes every dime you spent worth it. It only took us 25 years to get one, but neither of us will ever go back to anything smaller. Just added figs to my Costco list for tomorrow. Love these fig bars, plus it gives me an excuse to make fig jam. 🙂
These fig jam bars look totally irresistible with that thick layer of streusel!
I love bars! They are so yummy and easy to share. Never had fig jam before, but I can’t wait to try it.
I so need these in my life, or belly but whatever! They look good! I didn’t know you were moving! Congrats!
A pair of high heels (instead of yoga pants) might do the trick when the bill arrives… You’ll always have these stunning fig bars!
Lol. These bars sure would help easing him into the sticker shock.
It’s gonna be so much fun moving to your new home. Enjoy.
Gorgeous, I need a couple three of these for breakfast. And I can’t wait for hoodies and yoga pants either!!
Yum! Your bars look delicious!!!
What a fun flavor to put fig into a jam bar! Love it. I am so excited about seeing photos of your new house… don’t worry about the furniture… he will love it. 🙂
These bars have ALL my favorite ingredients. I sure won’t be able to stop eating at just one…
How exciting, you will spend the holidays in your new home! I love furniture shopping and I love moving into new home! Sounds like you have some exciting plans ahead. 🙂 These fig jam bars look wonderful. I love figs in baked goods and I’ll need yoga pants, no I mean I need to keep wearing yoga pants… 😀
Love this recipe! Delicious and figs are one my favorite. Oh and your pics are just stunning, Kate! Beautiful!
Wow this recipe looks so easy! I wouldn’t mind making these, the store bought ones I can’t stand, maybe with these I can convince the hubs to stop stocking them up from Sam’s Club lol.
These are waaaaay, waaaaay better than the store bought. Lele, they can’t even be compared! Goce was ready to have the entire pan, but he felt bad 😛
Hahaha! I love your reasoning for hubby that “it was for him” at 6’3″ on that king size bed you ordered. Mine is 6’5″. So, I hear ya! These bars? Oh my…I love everything figgy. They’re beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Kate!
I can’t wait to make them. Great story, too.
You may want to have a pan of these ready when hubs gets the bill!!!
Please pass the pan! These are the kind of bars I can never stop eating so I’ll be joining you in the yoga pants/hoodies club ;).