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Fig Bars

Fig bars are a quick and easy treat that showcases the natural sweetness and soft, chewy texture of dried figs. This homemade version offers a healthy twist on classic recipes, providing a nutrient-dense treat whenever a dessert craving arises. Plus, they’re made with just 4 ingredients!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Chilling time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories194.6 kcal
Cost $ 0.50 per serving


  • 1 Baking pan 8 x 8-inch
  • 1 sheet of parchment paper
  • 1 Chef's knife
  • 1 cutting board


  • 2 lbs Mission dried figs replace with any variety of dried figs or even dates.
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds optional (Or, replace chia seeds with hemp hearts or sesame seeds).
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax meal optional (Alternatively, you can use ground chia seeds).
  • ½ cup tahini Sunflower seed butter, pumpkin seed butter, or even cashew or almond butter will all work. My favorite is 'No Added Sugar' Creamy Peanut Butter though!
  • 1 cup walnuts roughly chopped (Or, try pecans, almonds, macadamia nuts, cashews, peanuts, etc)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips Use your favorite type of chocolate and brand, but I used dark chocolate because it is healthier but semisweet chocolate is another great option. Unless you have a very sweet tooth, I'd avoid milk chocolate because the dried figs are already quite sweet. To make them vegan, use vegan chocolate!


  • PREPARE THE DISH: Line a 8 x 8 baking dish with parchment paper, making sure to overlang on the sides. NOTE: Preferably, soak figs in warm water for 10 minutes, and then drain the water. It will hydrate them just enough to process in the food processor faster.
  • MAKE THE FIG BARS: In a food processor, process the figs with the seeds until turning into a thick paste. You may have to stop your food processor more than once to scoop the paste down.
  • Transfer the fig paste to the prepared baking dish, spreading evenly across the bottom of the dish using wet hands.
  • Then, spread the tahini on top using the back of a spoon or spatula. Distribute the walnuts on top! Freeze for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  • Remove the fig bar from the freezer, pull it out of the pan by holding the overhung parchment paper on the sides, and cut it into 24 bars.
  • Transfer them to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and drizzle the melted chocolate on top. It is fine if doesn’t cover the top fully!
  • TO MELT THE CHOCOLATE: Melt the chocolate according to the instructions on the package, or place them into a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between until the chocolate is fully melted and smooth.
  • Freeze the healthy fig bars again, this time for just 30 minutes or until the chocolate has set. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

Although optional, the chia seeds and flaxseed meal were included in the nutritional facts.
They are gluten-free, can be vegan, and are also rich in fiber. If you are on a low-carb diet (not keto), cut these bars into smaller pieces so the total number of carbs can decrease enough to become low-carb. 
Fridge: Store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Freezer: You can freeze them in an airtight container for up to 2 months. Thaw them overnight in the fridge.


Calories: 194.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8.7g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.5g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Sodium: 5.8mg | Potassium: 305.9mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 18.2g | Vitamin A: 8.4IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1.5mg

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