No bake, delicious fig bars to make today!

Craving something sweet? Here’s a recipe for a healthy naturally sweet snack bar!

I took some of these bars to share with my friends and everyone wanted the recipe.  That’s the best compliment!

Ingredients

1 ¼ cup of black figs

2 cups of nuts (your choice)

1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup of coconut

2 teaspoons of hot water

12 small squares of dark chocolate

Directions

I use my little food processor for this recipe. It works great and does the chopping and mixing in just a few minutes.

Place the nuts in the food processor and pulse until finely chopped.

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Almonds for healthy fig bars.

Cut stems off of the figs. Place in food processor, add vanilla and pulse on high until they are well chopped.

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Figs for healthy fig bars

Add 2 teaspoons of hot water and pulse until they have the consistency of jam.

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Fig jam for healthy fig bars

Place fig jam in a small mixing bowl. Gradually add the chopped nuts and mix well by hand.

Gradually add the coconut and mix well.

Line a small cake pan – 8 by 11 with foil wrap and spray with oil.

Place mixture in pan and pat down.

Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave on low heat.

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Chocolate topping for healthy fig bars

Once melted, pour and spread over bars.  Place in the fridge to cool.

Once cooled, cut into small bars.

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Healthy fig bars

Store in a closed container in the fridge.

These are a great alternative to chocolate bars or granola bars that are loaded with sugar.

I found this recipe at cotter crunch.

Enjoy these great grab and go snacks.  Lots of healthy protein and natural sweetness!

TODAY’S little STEP:  Try this new recipe.

Remember every little step makes a difference!

Dixie

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