Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Fig Bars

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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is Fig Bars. To make this week’s Recipe some of the ingredients that you’ll be needing are Dried Figs, Granulated Sugar, All Purpose Flour, Quick Oats, Fat Free Skim Milk, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, and more! There’s 104 calories and 17 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Fig Bars
These homemade Fig Bars are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!


1/2 cup dried figs

6 tablespoons hot water

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

2/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup quick oats

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons oil

3 tablespoons fat-free (skim) milk

1 ounce reduced-fat cream cheese

1/3 cup powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Yield: 12 servings
Serving size: 1 bar (1/12 of total recipe)

1 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Combine figs, water and granulated sugar in food processor or blender; process until figs are finely chopped. Set aside.

3 – Combine flour, oats, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl. Add oil and just enough milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until mixture forms a ball.

4 – On lightly floured surface, roll dough into 12×9-inch rectangle. Place dough on prepared cookie sheet. Spread fig mixture in 2-1/2-inch-wide strip lengthwise down center of rectangle. Make cuts almost to filling at 1/2-inch intervals on both 12-inch sides. Fold strips over filling, overlapping and crossing in center. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly browned.

5 – Meanwhile, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla in small bowl; mix well. Drizzle over bars. Cut into 12 pieces to serve.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 104 calories, Carbohydrates: 18 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 18 g, Sodium: 93 mg, Fiber: 1 g

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