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Fig Jam Bars


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Nuts, oats, and shredded coconut granola crust, filled with a delicious fig jam.

Fig Jam Granola Bars

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!

Granola Bars

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…
Fig Bars

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.


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Granola Bars with Fig Jam

Fig Jam Bars

Katerina | Diethood
These Fig Jam Bars are made with a nut, oat, and shredded coconut granola crust, filled with a delicious fig jam.
5 from 3 votes
Servings : 12 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins


  • 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.
  • Serve.


Calories: 268 kcal | Carbohydrates: 53 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 122 mg | Potassium: 107 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 33 g | Vitamin C: 3.3 mg | Calcium: 23 mg | Iron: 1.2 mg | Net Carbs: 51 g

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.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert bars, easy dessert bars, fig bars
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32 comments on “Fig Jam Bars”

  1. 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?

  2. 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.

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      Katerina Petrovska

      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.

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    Ruth MacArthur

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. Hi Katerina,

    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!

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    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!

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