From after school to quick weekend bites, here are some of our favorite nutritious, delicious family-friendly recipes using Nature’s Bakery bars.
Best in Snow Fig Bars
Cookie cutters and icing bring life to our Fig and Double Chocolate Brownie Bars for a fun family activity that’s perfect for snow days and holidays! To make the icing: combine 3 tbsp of meringue powder, 4 cups of powdered sugar, and 5 tbsp of water in a bowl. Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat at medium speed until icing forms peaks and loses its sheen (about 7-10 minutes). Add more water, 1 tbsp at a time, to achieve desired consistency. Color icing with desired gel colors and place into pastry bags. Tip: keep icing covered with a damp cloth to prevent it from drying out. Making the snowmen: place two of your favorite Nature’s Bakery Fig or Double Chocolate Brownie bars side by side and fit the cookie cutter over both bars before pressing down. Stick them together with a little bit of icing. Ice and decorate as desired! Happy Holidays!
Spice things up this season with layers of fruit, Fig Bars, and creamy pumpkin spice mousse! Whisk together 8 oz. cream cheese, 2 tbsp maple syrup, a pinch of salt, and ⅓ cup of pumpkin puree until smooth and creamy. Fold in ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt. In a separate bowl, mix 1 pear (peeled and diced) and 3 tbsp. of cranberry sauce. Crumble 4 Nature’s Bakery Pumpkin Fig bars and set aside. Now comes the fun part! Using small glass jars (8 oz. mason jars work perfectly!), start layering the parfait: first the pear and cranberry sauce fruit mixture, then the pumpkin mousse, the crumbled Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars, and finish with one more layer of pumpkin mousse. Garnish with a small piece of Fig Bar and a slice of pear. Makes 4-6 parfaits. Bon appetit!
Need to whip up some delightfully delicious semi-sweet bites in no time? We teamed up with our friend, pastry Chef Jane Soudah, to create the perfect pairing of flavors using our Original Fig Bar! Heat a bit of butter over medium-high heat in a small skillet. Sautee pear slices, maple syrup and a pinch of salt until the pear is tender and caramalized. Time for the cool down! Once your ingredients are at room temperature, dollop about ¼ teaspoon of mascarpone on top of the fig bar pieces. Top mascarpone with 2 slices of pear and sprinkle with 2 fresh thyme leaves. Enjoy!
Who woulda thought? Our Oatmeal Crumble Bars make the perfect pie to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Start by making the crust: Add Oatmeal Crumble Bars along with a touch of coconut oil into a food processor. Blend then press the ground bars into a silicone cupcake mold. Time for the frozen filling: Puree fresh raspberries and plain Greek yogurt. The finale (sauce): Add cornstarch and a pinch of sugar to a saucepan. Stir well over medium heat then add in pureed raspberries. Cool, and join filling then sauce onto the crust. Freeze for two hours then, boom! Store ‘em in freezer bags, and you got yourself the perfect, satisfyingly sweet treat the whole family will love.
Got fig bars? Got peanut butter? Great! You’re already halfway finished making these simple & satisfying after-school snack-wiches. Just cut a few Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars in half, spread creamy peanut butter on each side, put ‘em back together, and you’re all set. If you need a nut-allergy friendly alternative, sunflower seed butter works just as deliciously. Bakery Bonus: Top your snack-wiches with more peanut butter and a few fresh berries of your choice for maximum soft-baked satisfaction.
With this fanta-stick take on a fruit kebab, you won’t even realize we left out all the gluten. All you need is fruit, a Nature’s Bakery Gluten Free Fig Bar & a skewer for this satisfyingly sweet, simple DIY treat. Cut them into 1/2” pieces, push onto skewers in between sliced banana, strawberries & blackberries, and you got soft-baked satisfaction on a stick. Bakery Bonus: Keep a side of plain yogurt handy as the perfect complementary kebab dip. Who says gluten free diets have to get the short end of the stick?
The bakery’s best just got better. Spread a bit of almond butter on a Double Chocolate Brownie Bar and delight in a blissfully smooth bite-sized treat, perfect any time your sweet tooth could use a little soft-baked satisfaction.