Skinny Apricot Fig BarsSubmitted by: TOTCHIKO
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8 ounces dried apricots
4 ounces dried figs
2 tbsp. silvered or chopped almonds
1 tbsp. agave nectar
2 tbsp. water
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ginger
1 cup regular or quick oats, ground in blender until fine
1 cup regular or quick oats, uncooked
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 ounces unsweetened apple sauce
3 tbsp. agave nectar
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
vanilla or almond extract
Preheat oven to 375 F. Combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Stir in the wet ingredients, mixing well to a thick consistency. Press half the crust mixture into the bottom of an oiled, eight-inch square cake pan (use a wooden spoon or your hands). Spread the fig mixture evenly over the crust. Smooth the remaining crust mixture over the filling. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until lightly browned. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.
Mix powdered sugar with a little water (Start with 1/2 tsp.) until the right consistency. Add vanilla or almond extract to taste (just drops). Drizzle over top of bars before cutting.
Number of Servings: 16
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TOTCHIKO.