Rawesome Vegan Life: Raw Fig Bars

Emily, the blogger of Rawesome Vegan Life, developed a great recipe for Shiloh Farms raw almonds and black mission figs.  Check out her recipe below, or the great blog post she wrote at her blog; http://rawfoodlove.blogspot.ca/2012/10/raw-fig-bars.html.

Raw Fig Bars

raw fig barsmakes 9 big bars

1 cup Shiloh Farms Walnuts
1 cup Shiloh Farms Almonds
1 heaping cup Shiloh Farms Raisins
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

2 cups dried Shiloh Farms Black Mission Figs, soaked in water for 2-4 hours (keep the water!)
1-2 tablespoons maple syrup (optional)
1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups Shiloh Farms pecans 

to make the crust: process the nuts in your food processor until you get really fine pieces – like flour. alternately you could use oat flour here. add the raisins and cinnamon. if it’s not sticky enough, add some dates or maple syrup. press into a 9X9 pan or shape it yourself on parchment paper, that’s what i did.

to make the filling: blend the figs, maple syrup/agave and salt in the food processor (no need to wash it yet), adding the soak water as needed to make it smooth but still quite thick. spread this on the crust but keep a little less than 1/4 cup of it in the food processor…

to make the topping: add the pecans to the food processor (with the leftover fig mixture) and pulse until there are small nut chunks, but not too fine. sprinkle this on top of the fig filling and press down a little. cut and enjoy! i sliced the sides off mine to make it a nice square so i had these extra strips of fig bar… i made fig nut milk! just blend it with water.

Check out more of Emily’s great raw recipes on her blog.

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