Even in the fall, when I'm roasting every vegetable in sight and craving chili and hot soups... I don't always turn on the oven.
That's when I make no-bake bars. It's my secret to being in the the kitchen making something, but without the dishes or bake time.
These bars have sweet, chewy dried mission figs and a hint of fall spices that give them warmth.
A snack, a dessert, a post-workout bite. Heck, even crumble it over your morning yogurt or oatmeal.
- 1 1/4 cup dried mission figs, unsweetened
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- 3/4 cup raw walnuts
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- Prep the dried figs by cutting off the tops and slicing each fig in half.
- In the bowl of a food processor, place the chopped figs and the remaining ingredients. Process until the mixture is very crumbly. It should hold together when you pinch it.
- Line a small square baking pan (8x8-inch or smaller) with parchment paper or aluminium foil. Press the mixture into the pan, smoothing out the top.
- Place in the refrigerator or freezer until hardened, about 30 minutes. Take out and pull up on the parchment paper to remove the bars. Transfer to a cutting board and cut into bars of desired shape.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for the week.