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Raw-Licious Fig Bars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 TBSP of chia seeds (mixed with 6-9 TBSP of water in separate little bowl)
  • 1.5 cups of raw walnuts
  • ¼ of Medjool dates, pitted and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp of ground pure vanilla bean
  • Pinch of good quality salt
  • 8 fresh figs, washed, stemmed and chopped or 1 cup of dried figs
  • 1/2 cup of mixed seeds (sunflower, pepita, sesame…)
  • 2 TBSP of nut-butter (e.g. almond, or peanut, for a nut-free version use tahini)
  • 3 TBSP of rice malt syrup
  • Optional: add 1-2 TBSP of unsweetened nut-mylk (e.g. almond mylk) is mixture is too dense

 

Method:

  1. Fit plastic wrap tightly into your baking dish, making sure to cut any ends that are hanging over.
  2. Put your chia seeds into a little bowl, add water and stir. Let it sit for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  3. Blitz your walnuts, dates, salt and pure vanilla bean in your food processor until fully processed.
  4. Carefully mix in your figs and various seeds, including your chia-seed water-mixture (which should have formed a glutenous gel by now).
  5. Add your choice of nut-butter, rice malt syrup and nut-mylk if using and stir until well combined and mixture sticky(Tip: Add your rice malt syrup by bit, so it is fairly evenly distributed or add to your mylk and dissolve)
  6. Spoon your bar mixture into the prepared baking dish. Press down your bar mixture firmly into the dish, using the back of a spoon or knife and freeze for about 45 minutes. Remove plastic wrap and cut into delicious bite sized bars! Store in container in fridge for 1 week or return to freezer (keeps for 3 months).
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