Chocolate Coconut Fig Bites

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dried figs (I use mission style)
  • 1 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut (or if you only have sweetened, cut the honey in half)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon himalayan sea salt (or other course sea salt)

 

Kitchen Tools

  • food processor
  • OR a really legit blender

 

Instructions

  1. Measure 2 cups of figs into the food processor. Remove stems from figs, if needed.
  2. Add cashews and shredded coconut and process until the mixture reaches a sand texture.
  3. Then add coconut oil, honey, vanilla extract, cocoa powder and sea salt. Blend until the mixture begins to clump together. (It will still look pretty dry at this point.)
  4. Use your hands to form the mixture into balls. If you’re finding it too dry and the mixture won’t stick together, process it for another minute or two. If it’s still too dry, add a half teaspoon of coconut oil at a time until you reach a desired texture.
  5. I store mine in an air tight container in the fridge. They’re good for about a week…if they last you that long!

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