So I was about to make some more Granola bars and saw I had some dried figs. It made me think of fig newtons and how it’s been forever since I ate one BUT I recalled liking them. SOOO I got creative and made my own version (minus the cookie outside)
–> so here’s my kinda fig Newton –I’m calling it the Figgy Bar
1 & 1/2 cups sliced almonds
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup dried figs
½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
¼ cup of raisins
1/8 cup flaxseed meal
1.5 tablespoons coconut oil
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1.5 teaspoons cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
3-4 Tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder
1-2 tablespoons pure honey or pure maple syrup-just enough to help bind together
Into a food processor, combine almonds, figs, and coconut. Pulse until thoroughly broken down. Add raisins, flaxseed meal, coconut oil, chia seeds, cinnamon, and salt. Pulse just until combined. Add some natural sweetener of choice to make it bind (and maybe a tbsp of water). I added the chopped walnuts last so there was an additional little chunky crunch to the bar! You may or may not need this added ingredient depending on the ingredients you use. This recipe is very versatile, you can easily substitute different nuts or seeds in equal portions in order to suit your taste. If mixture is too dry, add in more figs or maple syrup/honey or splash of water and if mixture is too wet just add in more seeds or nuts. Almost impossible to mess this recipe up! Hence why it’s sort of became the ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ fig bar lol.
Press mixture into an 8×8 parchment paper or plastic wrap lined pan/dish (makes getting them out much easier.) Cover and chill for 30-60 minutes in the fridge before cutting, which allows them to set and hold together better. Remove from the pan/dish and cut into bars. Store in an airtight container in fridge.