Fig Jam Bars

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These delicious Fig Bars have a golden granola crust and are filled with the most amazing fig jam. Perfect for an afternoon snack, as a fruity dessert, or as part of a creative brunch menu!

Fig Jam Granola Bars


 

Why You’ll Love This Fig Bars Recipe

  • Soft and chewy. These fig bars have a tender oat crust and a gooey jam filling that make every bite a tasty surprise!
  • Bursting with fig flavor. I used the last of my mother’s fig jam in this recipe but any fig jam will add great flavor to these homemade granola bars. Totally irresistible.
  • Super easy. Even though they’re simple to make with only 10 ingredients, these fig bars look and taste like a fancy bakery treat.
  • Totally customizable. You can use any jam you like, or add some chocolate chips, dried fruits, or nuts to the oat mixture for extra crunch and flavor. Get creative!
Granola Bars with Fig Jam

Ingredients For Fig Jam Bars

  • Flour
  • Nuts: I really like chopped pecans, but walnuts or almonds would be really good too.
  • Oats: Used rolled oats, not instant.
  • Coconut
  • Brown sugar
  • Seasoning: Grab some warm cinnamon and some salt.
  • Butter: Let it sit out for at least an hour so it’s softened.
  • Honey
  • Jam: I used fig jam, but feel free to use any jam you’d like.
Fig Bars

How to Make Homemade Granola Bars

  • Prepare. Preheat your oven to 350 and line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper. You’ll want to make sure to have a 2-inch overhang on the sides so you can easily pull out the bars after they’ve baked.
  • Mix dry ingredients. Whisk together the flour, pecans, oats, sugar, shredded coconut, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Cut in butter. Cut in the butter and work the mixture into small crumbs. I like to do this with my fingers, but you can also use a fork.
  • Add honey. Add honey and work it through the dough with your hands until it’s thoroughly combined.
  • Bake the bottom crust. Transfer 2/3 of the dough into your pan and press it down evenly. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the bottom crust is light brown.
  • Finish the fig bars. Remove the pan from the oven and spread the fig jam across the top. Sprinkly the remaining granola over top of the jam and bake for 35-40 more minutes. The entire crust should be nice and golden brown.
  • Cool and serve. Let the fig bars cool completely before cutting. Then serve and enjoy!
Granola Bars

Recipe Tips And Variations

  • Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty. Part of the fun of these jam bars is getting your hands in the dough. Cutting butter into the granola mix is really fun and your kids would get a kick out of it too. Just be sure those hands are nice and clean!
  • Use any jam you like. You can swap the fig jam for any other jam you prefer, such as raspberry, apricot, or strawberry. Just make sure the jam is thick and not too runny or it will ooze out of the middle.
  • Add some chocolate chips. If you want to make these fig bars even more decadent, you can sprinkle some chocolate chips over the jam layer before adding the oat mixture. The chips will melt and create a delicious chocolatey contrast with the figs.
  • Add texture. Homemade granola bars should be fun and exciting. Feel free to add some chopped dried fruits – like cranberries, cherries, or dates – or some chopped nuts to the oat mixture for extra texture and flavor.
Jam Bars

Serving Suggestions

I like to enjoy these fig bars as a tasty mid day snack or as a dessert! I’m a big fan of having one – or two! – with a warm cup of tea or a homemade hot drink like our Starbucks cinnamon dolce latte, a matcha latte, or a dirty chai latte. No matter what, you’ll love it!

How to Store Leftovers

You can enjoy these fig jam bars for up to a week, or freeze them for up to 3 months. To store them, just place them in an airtight container and keep them at room temperature. They don’t need to be refrigerated, but you can keep them in the fridge instead if you prefer. To freeze them, wrap them individually in plastic wrap and then place them in a freezer bag. When you’re ready to eat them, just thaw them at room temperature and enjoy.

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Fig Jam Bars

These delicious Fig Jam Bars have a golden granola crust and are filled with the most amazing fig jam. Perfect for an afternoon snack, as a fruity dessert, or as part of a creative brunch menu!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients 

  • 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
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Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Line a 8×8 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.

Nutrition

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

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34 Comments

  1. Debra says:

    I’ve made this with fig jam, apricot jam, and today with raspberry. Such an easy and delicious recipe. Everyone loves them!

    1. Katerina says:

      Thank you for your wonderful comment! Like you, I also have a special fondness for these bars. 😃

  2. Diane says:

    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?

    1. Melody says:

      DAmpen your fingers with just a bit of water.

  3. suzie says:

    Very yummy. Next time I might try using a little less jam. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Kathy says:

    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.

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Hi!
      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.

  5. Ruth MacArthur says:

    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.

  6. Allison says:

    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.

  7. Kristina says:

    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!

  8. EmilyWednesday says:

    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!