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These delicious, clean eating chocolate bottomed fig & oat bars are the perfect way to celebrate fig season!

When I first started eating clean, my biggest worry was giving up dessert. I couldn’t fathom the idea of having dinner without a sweet followup. So in an effort to not feel deprived, I created a lot of clean dessert recipes when I first started blogging, as you can see from my dessert section!

Clean Eating Chocolate Bottomed Fig & Oat Bars

I don’t do a ton of dessert recipes anymore. I still enjoy dessert, of course. But these days, dessert isn’t an absolute. I have dessert maybe once or twice per month instead of once per day. Definitely a move in the right direction!

But with the holidays coming up (yes, I said it…) it kinda goes without saying that some desserts are in tall order. So when my landlord brought me 8 beautiful figs from her mother’s tree, I got in the kitchen and got creative. This was the result!

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CLEAN EATING CHOCOLATE BOTTOMED FIG & OAT BARS RECIPE:

Clean Eating Chocolate Bottomed Fig & Oat Bars

Clean Eating Chocolate Bottomed Fig & Oat Bars

A delicious way to enjoy figs this season!
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Servings: 48 servings
Calories: 86kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

Ingredients

  • FIGS & OATS:
  • 8 medium figs
  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 cup quick-cook oats
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins (optional)
  • sea salt (after freezing)
  • CHOCOLAT BOTTOM:
  • 1 cup unsweetened chocolate pieces
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a food processor, blend together the figs, almonds, oil, cinnamon, vanilla extract and honey, until you have a lumpy mush. Sounds awful, but that pretty much describes it. It's okay if a few of the almonds don't get blended in completely.
  • Transfer this mixture to a large mixing bowl and stir in the oats. Stir in the raisins and chia seeds as well if desired.
  • Press the mixture into a parchment lined baking dish or cake pan (mine was 8x8). Be sure the surface is pressed down flat. A spatula works well for this. You want an even surface with no openings on the sides or corners. It should be flush up against the parchment/side of pan.
  • In a medium pot, melt all the chocolate bottom ingredients together until fully melted and combined. Do NOT do this over high heat. You don't want to burn the chocolate. Allow to cool slightly.
  • Pour the chocolate over the top of the bars and immediately place them in the refrigerator. Chill for at least 2 hours.
  • Remove from fridge, lift the bars out of the pan by pulling on the parchment. Set on an even cutting surface.
  • Cut the bars 6 times each way to get 49 squares. They should be approximately 3/4 inch to get that number, give or take.
  • Transfer the bars back into the dish or onto a small cookie sheet. Anything flat you can put in the freezer will work. Freeze for 2 hours, and then transfer to a storage container. Keep in freezer for up to 4 months. You can serve these directly from the freezer. Just be sure the container is airtight to avoid freezer burn.
  • Sprinkle tops with a tiny bit of sea salt when servings.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 1square | Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.1mg

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16 Comments

  1. melissa @ my whole food life says:

    Oh yum Tiffany these look amazing! Pinning them now. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Melissa – My pleasure! I hope you’ll enjoy them. 🙂

  2. How much of a difference does to type of oat make? I have the old fashioned oats.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Beckie – For this one, old fashioned would be kinda tough to chew. I recommend the quick cook oats.

  3. Don’t you mean 36 squares? 6 x 6 = 36

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Rehtse – No, because if you cut it 6 times, you end up with 7 rows.

  4. I loved this recipe but I’m incapable of following a recipe so I always add stuff. I added some molasses, mini chocolate chips, rice puff cereal, walnuts, and PB/Nutella. Of course they are not as calorically fit but I don’t doubt they will be yummy!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Britainy – Wow! That’s quit a lot of additions! Let me know how they turn out!

  5. Can you substitute coconut oil with anything else? My daughter is allergic…..

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Mary – You could try butter. The reason I used coconut oil is to help hold the squares together when they cool. Butter is the only other thing I can think of that would harden a bit.

  6. Rachel Windsor says:

    I just made these today. What can I say? YUM! Two have already disappeared (well you have to taste, right?).

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Rachel – Absolutely!!! Enjoy! 😀

  7. Stephany Brisco says:

    Are these fresh or dried figs?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Stephany – Fresh.

  8. Are these supposed to be kept frozen? Or served at room temp?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Ashley – I served mine straight from the freezer, but you can set them out for a bit first before serving if you prefer. Just don’t let the chocolate get too warm.

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