These raw fig bars are an easy breakfast, snack or dessert and
require just 5 ingredients and a food processor to make!
*This recipe was originally published in 2014 but has since been
updated to better serve you. It’s still the same great recipe,
Raw fig bars might just be my new favorite treat. I’m all
about a no-bake snack, especially when the weather starts getting
warmer, and these guys require just FIVE ingredients! I also feel
like figs don’t get enough love. No, scratch that–dried figs
don’t get enough love. Everybody loves fresh figs–they’re
tasty on their own, on pancakes, on toast–but what about when
they’re not in season aka the majority of the year? Dried figs
are delicious and deserve a healthy recipe focused on them.
Like I mentioned in the first sentence, this is an old recipe
that I decided needed some new photos and updated content. You may
have noticed by now, but I’ve been slowly going through and
updating some of my old blog posts, and as I do, I feel a strong
sense of nostalgia. I remember originally creating and
photographing this recipe back in 2014 like it was yesterday. I had
basically zero food props, so I used a cutting board as my
backdrop, but it really didn’t matter. Food photos weren’t as
big of a deal back then (if you’ve been reading blogs that long
then I’m guessing you remember this too?!). Now, everything has
to be beautiful, but I don’t hate it–the hardest part is
keeping up with the ever-changing industry. But, I digress.
These raw fig bars are such an easy snack recipe that can be
whipped up in MINUTES, so I figured I’d walk you through
RAW FIG BARS
- dried figs
- maple syrup
- cacao (or cocoa powder)
The key to these bars are the maple syrup. You thought I was
going to say the figs, didn’t you? Well yes, obviously you
can’t make fig bars without figs, but the maple syrup is what
allows everything to come together nicely in the food
HOW TO MAKE RAW FIG BARS
I’d love to walk you through how to make these, but they’re
honestly TOO easy. You ready? You’ll add the “dry”
ingredients like the walnuts, almonds, cacao, and figs to your food
processor and pulse for about 30 seconds. Then, with the motor
still running, you’ll add the maple syrup in through the top.
This should make everything stick together, and the mixture should
turn into a giant ball. Last, you’ll use a spatula to spread the
mixture into an 8×8 baking pan and place it in the refrigerator
until it’s hardened before cutting it into bars.
I’ve found that these fig bars are perfect at breakfast. With
only 5 ingredients, these can be made in a matter of minutes and
clean up is a cinch.
HEALTHY BAR RECIPES
These raw fig bars come together in minutes and require just 5
ingredients and a food processor to make!
- Author: The Almond Eater
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 0 mins
- Total Time: 15 mins
- Yield: 16 bars
- Category: snacks
- Method: no bake
- Cuisine: bars
- 1 1/4 cup dried figs
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/3 cup raw almonds
- 2–3 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp raw cacao (or cocoa powder)
- Place walnuts, almonds, figs and cacao into a food processor;
pulse until mixed.
- Then, with the motor still running, pour maple syrup in through
the top. This should help everything to come together. Pour into a
medium-sized bowl; add maple syrup and stir.
- Line an 8×8 dish with parchment paper, then scoop mixture into
the dish, using a spatula to press down and smooth everything out.
If mixture it too sticky, spray spatula with nonstick spray (that
usually does the trick for me!).
- Place dish into the refrigerator for at least an hour; cut into
bars and enjoy!
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