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Cocoa Fig Bites

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!

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Cocoa Fig Bites

  • Author: Sherron Watson


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


  • 1 1/2 cups almond meal
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup soft dehydrated figs, stems removed
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup


  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.
  • Category: Snack


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