Homemade Fig Newtons - Fun Snack For Kids

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Oct. 02, 2013

Preparing your child's school lunch every day can be a daunting task. Here I show you a simple, fun, and delicious recipe for school lunch or after school snack. To find more school lunch inspiration, check out my book Weelicious Lunches!


Chopped dried figs 1 Cup (16 tbs) , stems removed
Honey 1 Tablespoon
Unsalted butter 6 Tablespoon , softened
Sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Eggs 1 Large
Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
White whole wheat flour 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)



1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

2. In a small bowl, place the figs and cover with hot water, soak for 10 minutes.


3. In a food processor, place the figs and add in the honey, along with 1 tbsp. of the soaking liquid. Puree until smooth and spreadable.

4. In the bowl of a standing mixer, cream together the butter and sugar for 2 minutes, or until smooth. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix until incorporated.

5. Add the flour and mix until a dough forms.

6. Roll dough between two pieces of parchment paper into two 12 x 4 inch rectangles.

7. Spread the fig mixture on one half of each rectangle - spreading up the 12-inch side and leaving a 1/4-1/2 inch border as shown in the video.

8. Fold the dough over on top of itself and gently press the dough together at the edges.

9. Cut each log into 10 cookies and transfer to the prepared pan.

10. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until golden.


11. Serve Fig bars as a snack.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 276Calories from Fat 91

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.4%

Saturated Fat 6 g30%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 12 mg0.5%

Total Carbohydrates 44 g14.7%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 23 g

Protein 5 g10%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet