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