These bite-size treats are excellent for events and family gatherings.
Makes about 30.
- 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
Finely grind almonds in a food processor and place to the side. Pulse figs, dates, vanilla, cinnamon and orange zest together until dried fruit is broken down and mixture is sticky. Then pulse in 2 tablespoons of the ground almonds. Add mixture into a bowl.
Separate paste into bite-size portions. Roll portions into small logs, then roll logs in remaining ground almonds. Before consuming refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Treats will last up to 3 days, 5 days if frozen.
Per Serving:Serving size: 2 treats, 60 calories (15 from fat), 2g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 9g sugar), 1g protein