These bars went on a road trip to Italy. I wanted to take something that would be filling, give us an energy boost, be easy to eat and that would be easy to make! I actually made these many years ago and forgot about how easy they were to make, plus you can actually add pretty much whatever you want! I ended up coating them in coconut because they are quite sticky when they come out of the fridge – I figured that a few coconut crumbs are easier to clear up than sticky finger prints!!
- 400g dried, chopped figs
- 200ml fresh orange juice
- cinnamon stick
- 50g pumpkin seeds
- 10g linseeds
- 20g chia seeds
- 25g hemp hearts
- Desiccated coconut (optional)
Makes 18 (5x3cm) slices.
- Place the chopped figs, orange juice and cinnamon stick into a pan and simmer for 10 minutes (with the lid on the pan).
- Once a syrupy consistency is achieved, rest the pan aside to cool and weigh out the remaining ingredients into a separate bowl.
- When the fig mix is cool. remove the cinnamon stick. Now add the seeds to the mix and stir well.
- Line a brownie tin with baking paper and place the mixture into the tin, pressing it down firmly with a spatula.
- Place the tin into the fridge for 3 hours, or until it is solid. You can now remove from the tin and cut into shapes.
- If you wish you can roll in desiccated coconut, or just leave them as they are.
- Store in the fridge in an air tight container. You can also freeze (if you do, don’t forget to separate each slab with baking paper before freezing)