These rich fudge-like peanut butter fig bars will melt in your mouth and remind you just how well peanut butter and jelly get along. The fig in the crust is reminiscent of the sweetness of grape jelly, and those crispy fig seeds create an interesting and unique texture.

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Peanut Butter Fig Bars [Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free]

Ingredients

Filling:
  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/8 cup coconut nectar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (optional, if your peanut butter is salted)
Crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups dried figs, Turkish or Mission
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
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Preparation

  1. Cut off the fig stems, and half them.
  2. Blend the walnuts and figs together until they start to stick together.
  3. Pat the crust down firm into an 8x6-inch glass dish.
  4. Blend together peanut butter, coconut oil, coconut nectar and sea salt (if your peanut butter is unsalted) and pour it on top of the crust.
  5. Freeze the bars for an hour or until hard. Store in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Notes

Check the sweetness of the peanut butter filling. To amp up the sweetness, use 1/4 cup coconut nectar, or 1/8-1/4 cup of agave for a different kind of sweetness. If your figs are super dry, soak them for 15 minutes or until they start to soften a bit.