FIGGY ALMOND TREATS


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Figs and almonds are classic Greek companions, frequently used in candies and baked goods. These bite-size treats are perfect for picnics and dessert tables

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted and divided
  • 1 cup dried figs, stems removed
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
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Method:
Place almonds in a food processor and finely grind; set aside. Add figs, dates, vanilla, cinnamon and orange zest. Pulse until dried fruit breaks down and mixture is sticky. Add 2 tablespoons of the ground almonds and pulse until incorporated. Transfer mixture to a bowl.

Use a teaspoon to scoop out bite-sized portions of the paste. Roll the mixture into small log shapes, then roll the logs in remaining ground almonds. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 3 days. Freeze in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

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Nutritional Info:
Per Serving: Serving size: 2 treats, 60 calories (15 from fat), 2g total fat, 12g carbohydrates, (2 g dietary fiber, 9g sugar), 1g protein.