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Homemade (and whole wheat) Fig Newtons Homemade (and whole wheat) Fig Newtons
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... Homemade (and whole wheat) Fig Newtons

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.

Enjoy!

Jessica Blumel

Nice to meet you! I'm Jessica a.k.a North Shore Mama. This site was born out of my love for my daughters and the desire to share my motherhood journey with fellow moms. I believe we're all in this craziness called 'parenthood' together and North Shore Mama is my way of reaching out to anyone who needs a laugh, a cry or dinner inspiration. Thank you so much for reading!

  • Jen

    October 21, 2012 #1 Author

    I made these same ones when our fig tree was recently overflowing with fruit… So delicious!

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