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California sunshine fig bars

Recipe by:Madeleine Mesple
Mesple's Fresh and Dried Fruits, Fresno

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seeds or quick oats
  • 1 cup chopped dried California figs
  • 14 oz. sweeten condensed milk (nonfat)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut (flaked or shredded)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

Place margarine in a 9-by-13-inch baking pan and melt in an oven preheated to 350 degrees. Mix in cracker crumbs, wheat germ, ground flax seeds and figs; press into an even layer. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over all mixture. Sprinkle with coconut and walnuts, pressing down lightly. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until toasty brown. Cool. Cut into small squares and serve. Great with fresh fruit and /or ice cream.

Serves 12

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