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!!

  • Gluten free
  • Vegan
  • Dairy free
  • High fibre
  • Protein source
  • Energy snack

Ingredients

  • 400g dried, chopped figs
  • 200ml fresh orange juice
  • cinnamon stick
  • 50g pumpkin seeds
  • 10g linseeds
  • 20g chia seeds
  • 25g hemp hearts
  • Desiccated coconut (optional)

Method

Makes 18 (5x3cm) slices.

  1. Place the chopped figs, orange juice and cinnamon stick into a pan and simmer for 10 minutes (with the lid on the pan).
  2. Once a syrupy consistency is achieved, rest the pan aside to cool and weigh out the remaining ingredients into a separate bowl.
  3. When the fig mix is cool. remove the cinnamon stick. Now add the seeds to the mix and stir well.
  4. Line a brownie tin with baking paper and place the mixture into the tin, pressing it down firmly with a spatula.
  5. 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.
  6. If you wish you can roll in desiccated coconut, or just leave them as they are.
  7. 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)