Recipe Challenge Day 28: Coconut Fig Bites

I am in love with my food processor. Got it in December and use it nearly everyday. Just like my standing mixer I never knew how much I would use it till it took place in my kitchen. Had so much fun with it and this recipe is yet another one I couldn’t do without it. If the dough gets too thick and you can’t work with it add a tablespoon of applesauce .

This is semi-no bake. By this I mean you don’t need an oven but you do need the stove. You have to cook the quinoa. Which is easy it only takes about 15 minutes. The kids loved these, I really enjoyed them too, perfect quick pick me up anytime of the day.

1 cup dried figs
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup  shredded coconut, plus more for coating
2 tablespoons chopped almonds
1/4 cup cooked quinoa

In a food processor, pulse the figs and raisins into a thick paste. Transfer the mixture to a bowl. Add in the coconut, chopped seeds, cooked quinoa and mix together . It may be a tad sticky . Using a spoon to take tablespoons amount and roll into balls. After you finish rolling them all flatten them all and coat with extra coconut. Place in fridge for about 1 hour to set. Keep stored in the fridge.

Makes a great snack for the kids!

28 thoughts on “Recipe Challenge Day 28: Coconut Fig Bites

  1. Scott

    Funny, every ingredient in this recipe I am NOT a fan of, but my wife loves EVERY one of them! Guess I'll end up making them after all!

  2. Lawna Noe

    We use to have a fig tree growing up, and i use to love picking figs off the tree and eating them. It's not every day that I find fig recipes, so this one is definitely worth trying. Plus, it sounds very delicious.

  3. Jennifer Williams

    I have never actually had a fig, not even sure where you would get them. I would love to try these though and will be on a hunt to find some. I need a new food processor, I think I used mine so much it just did not make it – it is 12 years old though so it did pretty good IMO.

  4. Anne | The Chef's Wife

    I've never been a big fan of shredded coconut (texture) or figs but these look delicious for those who like these ingredients! I'll pin them to my quinoa board as many are always looking for great new quinoa recipes! 🙂


    Oh yum! I love coconut! I haven't had much interaction with figs; so I don't actually know if i like them or not. But I would definitely love to give this a try!

  6. Nikki

    I don't think I've ever had a fig! My boyfriend loves coconut though, so I'll definitely have to pass this on to him. They look delicious!

  7. Ronnie E.

    Wow, I love how good you made them look! It takes real talent to make figs look that yummy, you know? I'm going to give this a shot bc they must be a yummy snack for sure.

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