No-Bake Walnut Fig Bites


My son was in California earlier this year and brought back a gift for me – fresh California walnuts! I’ve been savoring every single one. They are absolutely delicious. But then!

But then! Then!  I made these Walnut Fig Bites! The rest of the walnuts went really fast!

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Introducing Walnut Fig Bites – a healthy treat that is gluten-free, sugar-free, plant-powered (vegan), a good source of calcium, fiber, and other important nutrients.

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So Simple! So Easy!

These Walnut Fig Bites are super easy to make. 4 ingredients. 10 minutes.

All you need are some walnuts, figs, dates, and coconut. And the coconut is optional. Add a little vanilla and maple if you’d like. Blend the ingredients in a food processor. Roll into cute little bites. And you have yourself a healthy, sugar-free treat.

Walnut Fig Bite Nutrition

These little Walnut Fig Bites pack a huge nutritional punch!

First, the walnuts. Research suggests walnut consumption may be associated with improved cognitive function – in other words, they’re good for your brain!

Walnuts are also the only nut with a significant source of essential omega-3 ALA.

And walnuts are high in fiber and very satisfying – which makes them a good addition to a healthy weight loss program.

Those luscious, chewy figs are also a great source of fiber. And they’re a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps to control blood pressure.

And those naturally sweet dates. I love using dates as a sweetener instead of sugar, because they are a whole, unrefined source of sweetness that also is loaded with fiber and other nutrients, including vitamin K and manganese.

The Perfect Match

Fig + walnut: I don’t think there could be a more perfect match.

No-Bake Walnut Fig Bites

Sugar-free, gluten-free, processed-ingredient free, vegan, raw. And delicious!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Sweet Treats
YIELD 12 balls
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • If you want to roll your Walnut Fig Bites in chopped walnuts, place 1/2 cup walnuts in food processor and process until walnuts are very finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  • Place all remaining ingredients in a food processor. Process until ingredients are well chopped and begin to stick together. (This takes about 1 minute in my food processor.)
  • Roll into (approximately 1-inch) balls. Roll in chopped walnuts if desired.
  • Chill (or freeze) and enjoy!

Notes

* * * This Recipe for No-Bake Walnut Fig Bites is ÔÇŽ gluten-free, plant based, oil-free, sugar-free, high in fiber, dairy free, egg-free, vegetarian, vegan, and made from real, whole foods.

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8 Comments

  1. Hi Jennifer,
    I made these fig treats this evening, very good!! I expected them to be over sweet but with the nuts they were a perfect sweetness!
    Beckie

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