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Fig season is coming up! So while I wait for the fresh ones, I must enjoy the dried. And no better way than mixing them up with walnuts and cocoa powder.

These little fig bites are nature’s candy.


They are great as a little pick me up or pre-workout snack. Just another way to enjoy those fruit and nuts together.



Fig Bites

(makes about 16)

15 dried figs

3/4 cup walnuts

2 TBS unsweetened cocoa, powder, plus some for dusting

– Place figs and walnuts in food processor and process until finely crumbled.

– Add cocoa powder and process again.

– Shape into little balls and dust with remaining cocoa powder.

Nutrition: (1 fig bite) Calories: 58 Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 0g Protein: 1g Carbohydrates: 6g Fiber: 1g Sodium:  1mg

Other nutritional benefits: manganese, omega-3



If you like these, try some variations of fruits and nuts like dried dates, cranberries or blueberries, and almonds, pecans and cashews.

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