Indulge in these 3 ingredients bites made with unsweetened coconut flakes, dried Turkish figs, and almonds. Sweet and wholesome, these no-bake bites make the perfect healthy snack for any lifestyle including vegan, paleo, and gluten-free.
I started dreaming about this combo last week when I splurged and bought a giant bag of raw almonds from Sams. Since that day, I have been adding almonds to everything. I sneak them into salads, breakfast bowls, and snack bites. I even tried my hand at making almond butter. If it’s homemade, you can eat it by the
jarful spoonful, right??
Snack bites seem to be all the rage these days and with good reason. They are tasty, portable, and can be made with just a few ingredients and 10 minutes of time. A lot of recipes call for dates or honey as a way to combine everything, but I just wanted to be a rebel and do my own thing, so I grabbed my favorite dried fruit and got to work.
Dried Turkish Figs!
Please don’t get hung up on how ugly dried figs look! Dried figs may not be the prettiest, but they’re perfectly sweet and are an excellent source of nutrition. They are rich in potassium, which helps control blood pressure and high in fiber to keep you full and everything flowing smoothly.Dried figs are also a great natural sweetener and easily hold together these no-bake snack bites.
These No-Bake Fig and Almond Bites can easily be customized to your taste preferences following any of the formulas below.
Dried Figs + Almonds + Unsweetened Coconut Flakes = Original Bites
Dried Figs + Almonds + Unsweetened Coconut Flakes + Vanilla Extract + Cinnamon = Vanilla Fig and Almond Bites
Dried Figs + Almonds + Unsweetened Coconut Flakes + Vanilla Extract + Orange Zest = Sunny Fig and Almond Bites
Dried Figs + Almonds + Unsweetened Coconut Flakes + Dried Tart Cherries = Post-Workout Power Bites
Dried Figs + Almonds + Unsweetened Coconut Flakes + Cacao or Unsweetened Cocoa Powder Dusting = Healthy Chocolate Truffles
A few notes on this recipe:
- I used a Nutribullet to make my bites. I believe any high-speed blender or food processor would work just as well, but I haven’t tried this recipe with any other gadget.
- Make sure to blend the almonds and coconut flakes before adding the figs. This will ensure that those ingredients are a fine powder (almost like flour) and will blend seamlessly with the figs. I tried adding everything together and I got giant chunks of almonds…it was still delicious and I ate it, but I like the smoother texture better.
- After rolling the dough into bites, you can try coating it with a dusting of cocoa powder or shredded coconut. I love the rich taste of cocoa powder on my bites, but be sure to use a light hand so you don’t get a mouthful of cocoa powder.
Have you ever tried dried figs?
Are you also a snack-bite lover?