Saturday, May 17, 2008

No Bake Fruit Treats


Fig Pecan Bars


1 1/2 c. dried figs, cut in 1/2 and soaked in hot water
1/3 c. + 2 Tb finely chopped pecans
1 1/2 Tb no sugar added raspberry jam

Drain figs and process until pasty. Mix thoroughly the fig mixture with chopped pecans. Then add the jam. Smooth into a bar pan, slice into squares, and put in the fridge to firm up. Enjoy!

Other variations: add a little orange zest or lemon zest instead of jam. Add some cinnamon instead of jam and use walnuts instead of pecans.



Apricot Balls

3/4 c. dried apricots, diced and soaked in hot water
1/2 c. almonds, processed till finely chopped
1/4 tsp coconut extract

Drain apricots and process until pasty. Mix thoroughly the apricots with the chopped almonds. Then add the coconut extract. Form into balls and put in the fridge to firm up. Enjoy!

Other variations: add jam instead of coconut extract. Add maple syrup.



Apricot Cocoa Brownie Balls

3/4 c. dried apricots, diced and soaked in hot water
1/2 c. almonds, processed till finely chopped
1 tsp agave nectar
2 - 2 1/2 Tb cocoa powder
1/2 tsp chai seeds (optional)

Drain apricots and process until pasty. Mix thoroughly the apricots with the chopped almonds. Then add the remaining ingredients. Form into balls and put in the fridge to firm up. Enjoy!

3 comments:

aTxVegn said...

I like the idea of using apricots instead of the too sweet dates.

equanimity said...

Wow, these look great!

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Ruby Red Vegan said...

Yay! Thanks for the recipes - I just so happen to have some nice juicy dried figs. I also bought some dried plums and extra soft medjool dates and hazelnuts and walnuts since my last post, so I think I'm all set to be in Larabar/fruit treat heaven now. I love the idea of figs and pecans together! The brownie balls sound amazing too - which of these recipes is your favorite?