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Vanilla Pretzel Fig Bars

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 bars 1x


  • 2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 16 pitted Medjool dates
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder (or 1 tsp extract)
  • 56 fresh figs (sliced)


  1. Preheat the oven to 300F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the oats and pretzel crumbs.
  3. Blend the dates, water, and vanilla in a blender until smooth. Remove 1/4 cup of the date paste and set aside.
  4. Add the rest of the date paste to the dry mixture. Mix with your hands until it is a thick clumpy dough.
  5. Press the dough into a 9×5″ loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
  6. Spread the reserved date paste on top.
  7. Arrange a single layer of sliced figs on top of the date paste.
  8. Bake for about 30 minutes at 300F.
  9. Remove from the oven. Cool. Cut into squares. Devour!