Fig & Walnut Energy Bites

 

If you are fig obsessed, like me, this snack is definitely for you!  I wait all year to binge on fresh, plump and juicy figs.  Until then I satisfy my cravings with dried figs.  I decided I wanted to try making my own fruit and nut energy bites so the obvious ingredient choice was dried figs.

I’m happy to report that these Fig & Walnut Energy Bites turned out Awesome on the first try (that almost never happens)!

These unassuming little bites at packed with nutritious ingredients, simple to make, a great snack on the go . . . And, they taste similar to the filling inside a Fig Newton!  Yeah, you read that right.  Fig Newton filling without the dry, flavorless cookie exterior.

If you remember from my Brown Rice Pudding post, I am not a morning person.  So, not only are these a great snack they are the perfect breakfast for me.

fig and walnut energy bites

 
Fig & Walnut Energy Bites
Yields 16
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 Cup Steel Cut Oats
  2. 1/2 Cup Dried Pitted Medjool Dates (10 Dates)
  3. 1 Cup Dried Mission Figs (20 Figs)
  4. 1 & 1/2 Tb Raw Honey
  5. 1 Tb Coconut Oil
  6. 1/2 Cup Chopped Walnuts
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, blend the oats into a powder.
  2. Add the dates (always double check that the pits have all been removed from the dates).
  3. Blend until the dates are a thick paste.
  4. Remove stems from the dried figs and blend into the mixture.
  5. Now add the honey and coconut oil.
  6. Pulse until all ingredients are combined into an extremely thick paste.
  7. Place mixture into the refrigerator to cool and set.
  8. Process the walnuts to your desired size.
  9. Remove the fig mixture from the refrigerator and begin rolling into bite sized balls.
  10. Roll each ball into the chopped walnuts and place into a sealed container.
Notes
  1. I also stuffed walnuts into the middle of each energy bite.
  2. Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
  3. This recipe makes approximately 16 Fig & Walnut Energy Bites (depending on size).
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Take a bite! So tasty.  Now I got figs on the brain, I can’t wait for summertime!

Fig & Walnut Energy Bites

 

“The captain sat in a commodore’s hat
And dined in a royal way
On toasted pigs and pickles and figs
And gummery bread each day.”

- Charles Edward Carryl

 

Feel free to leave a question/comment or email me directly at wonkywonderful@gmail.com.

I love a good party!  I’ve been known to share my delicious creations at THESE awesome parties!

 


Comments

  1. I love figs. What a great workout snack!!!

    • admin says:

      Me too, I’m so excited that it is almost fig season! Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. I was so excited when I read that you said these taste like a Fig Newton…I love those. I can’t wait to try these. Now to go buy some figs…

  3. Your site looks beautiful! Can’t wait to see more!

    • Nicole says:

      Thanks Tanya, I still have a ton of work to do on the site… one step at a time :)

  4. Love energy bites! They are perfect for snacks and on the go breakfasts! Can’t wait to try these!

    • Nicole says:

      Yes, these are terrific for a quick snack. Thanks for the visit!

  5. I love the combination of figs and walnuts. I can’t wait to try this!

  6. These look so delicious! And healthy, too!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hi Audra, these are super delicious and full of nutrition! Love them. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. These fig bites look marvelous, Nicole. I haven’t had a fig in ages (but I simply lived on them as a kid). Time to revisit them for sure. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. ladymyers says:

    Could you tell me how to dry or roast figs to freeze them ? Thanks

  9. ladymyers says:

    Thank You very much.

    Deborah

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