No-Bake Coconut Fig Chunks Of Energy
If there is one culinary trend from the last year that I kept spotting, it was the popularity of power snacks. Easy, small, no-bake, healthful bites, balls, bars and chunks of food for quick snacking. I developed these tasty fig energy bites for my friends 10 year old daughter who's a killer athlete and needs healthy easy-to-eat snacks.
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You Will Need
Line a 9×9 baking pan or loaf pan with parchment paper, allowing enough for overhang on the two larger sides. Set aside.
Using a kitchen mixer, such as a Cusinart fitted with a blade attachment, add the figs, dates, walnuts, 2 tablespoons coconut, oats, almond butter, chocolate chips, flax feeds, vanilla extract and salt. Mix on high for 1-2 minutes until well blended. The mixture should resemble coarse sand as shown in the photo above.
Place the mixture into the prepared pan. Using a small glass or jar, press the mixture firmly and evenly making it as flat and uniform as possible. Refrigerate for 1 hour to set.
To finish the power bites, place about 1/2 cup of shredded coconut on a small plate and set aside.
Gently lift the parchment paper out of the pan and place on a cutting board. Using a slicer knife, cut into small, 1-inch squares. Roll the bites in shredded coconut evenly to coat.
Store the power bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They should keep fresh for up to two weeks.