Wednesday, March 27, 2013

raw, gluten free, grain free and dairy free "fig newtons"

raw, gluten free, grain free and dairy free fig newtons

These snack bites were inspired by the three ingredient energy bars recipe from the Kitchn. The original recipe called for equal parts almonds, raisins and dates. I had almonds and raisins, but no dates. But not to worry! The recipe said you could use any dried fruit, so I substituted a bit and came up with this recipe:



Ingredients:
1 cup almonds (I used sliced so they would grind up easier)
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried cherries
1 cup dried figs

raw, gluten free, grain free and dairy free fig newtons

Then, as the original recipe instructed, I put them in my food processor and hit puree.

raw, gluten free, grain free and dairy free fig newtons

I ended up needing a good five minutes of processing before everything was incorporated and formed a ball.

raw, gluten free, grain free and dairy free fig newtons

I then scooped the ball out of the food processor, and put in onto a piece of parchment paper. I laid plastic wrap on the top and rolled it out like cookie dough. I made mine about 1/2 inch thick.

raw, gluten free, grain free and dairy free fig newtons

Once you have a flattened ball, you simply cut out little squares with a pizza cutter or sharp knife. 

raw, gluten free, grain free and dairy free fig newtons

From there I simply wrapped mine in plastic wrap with a square of parchment paper behind it. They taste just like fig newtons! Next time I may leave out the raisins and cherries (you barely taste them anyways) and just do an almond and fig mixture. They were a big hit with the four year olds in my house too, because they taste so sweet and sticky. Ha! Little do they know they're also healthy!


15 comments:

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  2. This looks amazing. I love the ingredients and can't wait to utilize my food processor for this amazing snack! I think I may try mine with prunes. I love them. I know our readers would love to see this, too! Our Weekly All Things Thursday Link Up party is going on now at allthingswithpurpose.com, and we would LOVE for you to join us with this post and/or any others you'd like to share :) Hope to see you soon!!

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  3. Sure wish I had one of these Fig Newtons right now, these look amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
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  4. These look very easy to make! And since I am on a no processed foods kick these will be a great alternative.

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  5. They look so delicious! They look great for that sweet craving & good for the digestion too! Thanks for sharing on my Eat.Pray.Love linky :)

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  6. Great Recipe! Im definitely pinning this!

    Thanks :)

    Kali
    Kali Now Living

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  7. This is on my list to try tomorrow! So excited. You are being featured on tickled pink tomorrow too!

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  8. Those look delicious! My husband is on a paleo diet and this would be perfect.

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  9. I would love for you to share this on my Meatless Monday link up. This recipe might work for my 2 little ones who have PKU and a restricted diet, I'd just need to find something to replace the nuts. Thanks for sharing!
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