Another snack bar creation, nothing short of delicious. 🙂 A yummy mix of only 4 ingredients: figs, cashews, vanilla, and a few dates come together in a yummy and unique flavor.
The figs are full of fiber and contain some calcium. In addition, they bring an excellent flavor to the bar.
Cashews are a fairly mild nut, so they add a creamy and soft note to this snack.
Then the ground vanilla is responsible for the wonderful flavor of these bars. Ground vanilla is stronger than vanilla extract. If you choose to use vanilla extract, I suggest doubling the amount and then to taste.
Fabulous Vanilla Fig Bars
- 1 tbsp coconut oil for pan preparation
- 3/4 cup dried figs
- 1/4 cup dried dates
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup cashews
- 1/2 tsp vanilla (more to taste)
Soak figs and dates in water for about 5 to 10 minutes. Prepare granola bar pan with coconut oil. If you do not have a granola bar pan, a cookie sheet and parchment paper will work. Put cashews and ground vanilla into blender and grind until finely chopped. Drain figs and dates, pat dry. Add to vanilla and cashew mixture in blender. Blend until paste forms. You may have to use a spoon or spatula to wipe the sides.
Remove mixture from blender and arrange on granola bar pan or parchment paper. Put into freezer for about 10 to 15 minutes to set.