Homemade Healthy Fig Bars

8 healthy fig bars on a chopping board. Cups and saucers in the background.

These no-bake homemade healthy fig bars are stuffed full of delicious goodness. They're easy to make. And gluten-free too!

These quick homemade healthy fig bars make a great festive treat at this time of year.

Of course this healthy fig bar recipe can be made all year round too, but I always feel that figs are kind of obligatory at Christmas.

And of course let's not forget the cranberries. I mean for me it just wouldn't be Christmas if we left the cranberries out!

Oatmeal fig bars are particularly popular as a recipe but I left the oats out in order to make these gluten-free for a colleague.

And I also made them no-bake so as to skip the baking and make these super tasty bars as quick and easy to make as possible.

I mean we're busy enough at this time of year anyway, aren't we?

But if you're looking for an oatmeal breakfast bar recipe then do check out my no bake breakfast granola bars recipe!

Packed full of chopped mixed nuts, cranberries, sultanas, pumpkin seeds and chia seeds these homemade healthy fig bars are the perfect healthy snack.

There's no added sugar, only honey is added which is a natural sweetener.

You should easily be able to get all of the ingredients from your local grocery store.

These homemade fig bars only take 15 minutes to prep. Just 5 minutes to melt a little coconut butter and honey together, then everything is blitzed in a food processor.

The mixture is then pressed down in a suitably sized baking sheet / square baking pan (see equipment) and popped in the freezer to set.

You just need to give the fig mixture about an hour or so to set. Then you can easily carve the slab up into 8 bars.

This is a great recipe to add to you list of healthy recipes.

Or just enjoy them at this festive time as a healthy delicious treat in between all those other not so healthy things we love at this time of year!

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Why You'll Love This Healthy Fig Bar Recipe

  • Figs are rich in antioxidants and high in fibre promoting a healthy gut.
  • Cranberries are known to help fight urinary tract infections.
  • Nuts are high in healthy fats and are low in saturated fat.
  • Pumpkin seeds are heart healthy and have been proven to help improve cholesterol levels.
  • There are only 270 calories per bar with this fig bar recipe. They're so much healthier than store-bought fig bars!

Ingredients

  • Dried Figs
  • Coconut Butter
  • Honey
  • Chopped Mixed Nuts
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Sultanas
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Chia Seeds

See recipe card for quantities.

Step By Step Instructions

Detailed instructions are the recipe card below. But here is a quick step by step guide of how to make these homemade healthy fig bars:

Step 1

  • Place figs in a small bowl. Cover with hot water.

Step 2

  • Grease and line the bottom and sides of a square baking tin (see equipment list) with greaseproof / nonstick parchment paper.

Step 3

  • In a small saucepan melt the coconut butter and honey together.

Step 4

  • Blend the drained figs, melted coconut butter and honey mixture.

Step 5

  • Add and blend the chopped mixed nuts, cranberries, sultanas, pumpkin seeds and chia seeds.

Step 6

  • Flatten the fig mixture from the blender into the baking tin. Place in the freezer.

Step 7

  • Remove from the freezer after one hour. Lift out from the tin and cut into 8 bars.

Substitutions

  • Dried Figs - the star of the show. If you try any other dried ingredients let me know! I have not tried fresh figs yet.
  • Coconut Butter
  • Honey - use maple syrup or agave to make vegan fig bars.
  • Chopped Mixed Nuts - I use shop bought pre-chopped assorted nuts. You could finely chop whole nuts like peanuts, almonds and walnuts.
  • Dried Cranberries - use only dried cranberries. Fresh cranberries would make the mixture too wet.
  • Sultanas - you can use raisins in the place of sultanas.
  • Pumpkin Seeds - you could also use sunflower seeds.
  • Chia Seeds - poppy seeds also work.

Equipment

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I use this 8" (20cm x 20cm) square cake pan for this recipe.

It's great value for money and a kitchen essential.

Made with goldflon non stick coating it prevents food from sticking to the pan.

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FAQ's

How To Store Fig Bars?

The fig bars will keep in an airtight container stored in the fridge for up to a week. Place some pieces of parchment paper / greaseproof paper between the bar layers to stop them sticking together.

Can You Freeze Fig Bars?

Yes. You can place your fig bars in the freezer to freeze. Make sure you allow them to defrost thoroughly first before you eat them though.

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📋 Homemade Healthy Fig Bars

These no-bake homemade healthy fig bars are stuffed full of delicious goodness. They're easy to make. And gluten-free too!
Course Snack
Cuisine International
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 270kcal
Author Neil

Ingredients

  • 200 g dried figs chopped with stalks removed
  • 1 tablespoon coconut butter plus a little for greasing
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 150 g chopped mixed nuts peanuts/almonds/walnuts
  • 100 g dried cranberries
  • 50 g sultanas
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

Instructions

  • Place figs in a small bowl and cover them with boiled (not boiling) water for 15 minutes.
  • Grease a 20cm x 20cm square baking tin with a little coconut oil and line with greaseproof paper.
  • In a small saucepan melt the coconut butter and honey together.
  • Place the rehydrated figs, melted coconut butter and honey mixture into a blender. Blend together for a few seconds.
  • Add the chopped mixed nuts, cranberries, sultanas, pumpkin seeds and chia seeds and blend again until thoroughly mixed.
  • Scrape the mixture from the blender into the baking tin and place in the freezer for one hour.
  • Remove from the freezer after one hour. Lift out from tin and cut into 8 bars. Keep sealed in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

Nutrition

Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 379mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition Label

Nutritional information provided below is calculated using paid for online tools and the exact ingredients and quantities used above.

Nutrition Facts
📋 Homemade Healthy Fig Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 379mg11%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 4IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 106mg11%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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