Cocoa Fig Bites

Just like the center of a fig cookie, these bites are as delicious as truffles, but as easy and energizing as a snack.
By Sherron Watson

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In my mind it is like eating just the center of a Fig Newton. This used to be my favorite cookie before I found out that my body doesn’t like wheat. Some day I hope to work on a gluten free Fig Newton Cookie but for the time being I will just eat a few Figgy Bites.

They are really easy to make. The centers are great by themselves and that makes them a simple snack. But if you want to up the WOW factor and add a gourmet touch then add a coating. I chose to roll mine in crushed almonds.

I also thought they would be awesome rolled in toasted coconut, pistachios, crushed Chex cereal, and cocoa powder. The cocoa powder would make them look like truffles. YUM!

Cocoa Fig Bites
 
Just like the center of a fig cookie, these bites are as delicious as truffles, but as easy and energizing as a snack.
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Recipe Type: Snack
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups almond meal
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup soft dehydrated figs, stems removed
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
Instructions
  1. I used my Vitamix. I tossed everything into the pitcher and let it blend until well combined. Use the stomper to mix as it blends.
  2. If you do not have a Vitamix, then use a food processor. Add all of the ingredients and blend until the ingredients. If it is having trouble blending because the dough is stiff, add a tablespoon of water at a time until the dough forms. It should be stiff but I don't want you to burn up your food processor.
  3. I used a cookie scoop. A small size is perfect. Scooped the fig dough into balls and placed them on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  4. Remove and roll in your choice of coatings: nuts, chocolate, sprinkles, cocoa powder, etc...
  5. Store in the refrigerator.
 


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