Growing up, we were rarely allowed ‘treats’. I’m pretty sure I did not know about all those delicious sugary cereals until I was in grade 1 and went for a sleepover at a friend’s house. Perhaps needless to say, I ate 4 bowls of lucky charms the first time I discovered them. We never had cookies or chips in the house and the extent to our desserts was often strawberries dipped in sour cream and a little bit of brown sugar. (Super yummy by the way).
On the rare occasion that we did have a treat in our lunch boxes, Fig Newtons were the treat of my mom’s choice. Those were some pretty exciting days, those Fig-Newton-in-our-lunch-box-days.
So, when I found a recipe for homemade fig bars on my favourite recipe site foodgawker, I resolved I would attempt to make them. By the way, if you have not yet checked out foodgawker and you love to discover new recipes, go there NOW!
The fig bar recipe was submitted by Weelicious and can be found here. I made them tonight and they are scrumptious! Bitting into one of the bars, fresh out of the oven no less, I was flooded with comforting memories of a happy (and healthy) childhood.