Raw Fig, Coconut and Slivered Almond Bars

by Finy (follow)
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These slices have no added sugar, and are not over sweet, which makes them great in my books as often slices have way too much sugar.

There is also no cooking involved, and these are fairly nutritious snacks.

I have added a dollop of cream on the top and of course, this is optional.

Using dried figs, coconut, and slivered almonds is an unusual mix and it works brilliantly to give a very moist, moorish biscuit.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes plus soaking of figs and refrigeration
Cooking Time: 0 minutes
Makes: About 18 slices

1 cup dried figs, soaked in ½ cup water for 12 hours
2 cups blanched slivered almonds
1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
Pinch of salt
Sweetener-either stevia (about 12 drops), coconut syrup, or agave syrup-1-3 tsps

Pulse the almonds in a food processor or blender, making sure they are not too fine. I ran out of blanched almonds, so had to mix ordinary almonds in with it.


Add the coconut, stevia, and salt, and pulse.

Next add in and pulse the figs with some, or all of the liquid until it is a moist, but not wet consistency.


Press the mixture into a 20 x 20 cm baking dish.


Refrigerate for one hour, and then cut into about 20 squares


Serve with tea and coffee.


#No added sugar
#No bake
#Afternoon tea
#Make ahead
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