Raw Almond Fig Balls
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 2 c raw almonds
  • 12 oz dried black mission figs, soaked for a few hours and de-stemmed
  • ½ c dried dark sweet cherries
  • ⅓ c coconut
  • ¼ c sesame seeds
  • 1-2 tbsp agave nectar, optional
  1. In a food processor, grind almonds into a coarse meal. Some bits and pieces should remain. Take care not to grind them too long; you don’t want to end up with almond butter.
  2. Add figs and cherries and blend until mixture forms a ball.
  3. Fold in coconut, sesame seeds, and agave.
  4. Form the dough into 1″ balls and roll in a bowl of shredded coconut and sesame seeds.
If bars are more your thing, press the dough into a loaf or 8×8″ pan lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate until firm; slice as desired. For easy transportation, bars can be individually wrapped in plastic wrap; refrigerate in an airtight container to store. By the way, you can make raw bars like these with pretty much any combination of things, as long as you use a roughly similar dry to wet ratio. If your mixture is too dry, you can always grind it longer. Go ahead and experiment with different kinds of dried fruits, nuts, spices, and extracts. The sky’s the limit!
Recipe by Hell Yeah It's Vegan! at http://hellyeahitsvegan.com/raw-almond-fig-balls/