Sweet berries, mission figs, and dark chocolate come together in sweet harmony in these blackberry chocolate fig bars – an indulgent treat that’s gooey in all the right places and bursting with complex flavor.
While I typically think of fresh figs as an end of summer/early fall treat, I spotted some at Whole Foods this week, and naturally a dainty basket of delicate, deeply purple Mission figs made their way into my cart.
While those plump, fresh beauties were destined to be stuffed with soft goat cheese and wrapped in translucent prosciutto before baking to caramelized nirvana, they inspired me to dig through the back of my baking cabinet for some dried figs, which I combined with fresh, juicy Marion blackberries, deep dark chocolate, and a sweet oat cookie crumble to make these indulgent blackberry chocolate fig bars.
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room-temperature
- 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
- 1 large egg, at room-temperature
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup blackberries, halved
- 1 Tbsp organic cane sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped dried figs
- 2 oz bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped