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fig chocolate balls

Fig Chocolate Balls

Remove stems from figs. Place figs in glass or metal bowl and soak in hot water, covered, for about 10 minutes or until figs are soft. Drain figs, reserving water. Cut figs into small pieces. Place in food processor or blender, with reserved water as needed. Process until smooth. Place in bowl. Add oats, cocoa powder, almond meal and cinnamon. Mix until smooth and not too sticky. Place in refrigerator, covered, for up to a day. Form mixture into about 10 balls, using a spoon to scoop out the fig mixture for each ball. Keep refrigerated or frozen.
makes about 10 balls.

*NOTE: Brand names are available at Sunflower Natural Foods.
  • 5 organic Turkish figs
  • 3 tablespoons organic rolled oats
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons almond meal
  • dash cinnamon