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:
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
Then, as the original recipe instructed, I put them in my food processor and hit puree.
I ended up needing a good five minutes of processing before everything was incorporated and formed a ball.
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.
Once you have a flattened ball, you simply cut out little squares with a pizza cutter or sharp knife.
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!