These raw fig bars are an easy breakfast, snack or dessert and require just 5 ingredients and a food processor to make!
*This recipe was originally published in 2014 but has since been updated to better serve you. It's still the same great recipe, though!
Raw fig bars might just be my new favorite treat. I'm all about a no-bake snack, especially when the weather starts getting warmer, and these guys require just FIVE ingredients! I also feel like figs don't get enough love. No, scratch that--dried figs don't get enough love. Everybody loves fresh figs--they're tasty on their own, on pancakes, on toast--but what about when they're not in season aka the majority of the year? Dried figs are delicious and deserve a healthy recipe focused on them.
Like I mentioned in the first sentence, this is an old recipe that I decided needed some new photos and updated content. You may have noticed by now, but I've been slowly going through and updating some of my old blog posts, and as I do, I feel a strong sense of nostalgia. I remember originally creating and photographing this recipe back in 2014 like it was yesterday. I had basically zero food props, so I used a cutting board as my backdrop, but it really didn't matter. Food photos weren't as big of a deal back then (if you've been reading blogs that long then I'm guessing you remember this too?!). Now, everything has to be beautiful, but I don't hate it--the hardest part is keeping up with the ever-changing industry. But, I digress.
These raw fig bars are such an easy snack recipe that can be whipped up in MINUTES, so I figured I'd walk you through it.
RAW FIG BARS
- dried figs
- maple syrup
- cacao (or cocoa powder)
The key to these bars are the maple syrup. You thought I was going to say the figs, didn't you? Well yes, obviously you can't make fig bars without figs, but the maple syrup is what allows everything to come together nicely in the food processor.
HOW TO MAKE RAW FIG BARS
I'd love to walk you through how to make these, but they're honestly TOO easy. You ready? You'll add the "dry" ingredients like the walnuts, almonds, cacao, and figs to your food processor and pulse for about 30 seconds. Then, with the motor still running, you'll add the maple syrup in through the top. This should make everything stick together, and the mixture should turn into a giant ball. Last, you'll use a spatula to spread the mixture into an 8x8 baking pan and place it in the refrigerator until it's hardened before cutting it into bars.
I’ve found that these fig bars are perfect at breakfast. With only 5 ingredients, these can be made in a matter of minutes and clean up is a cinch.
HEALTHY BAR RECIPES
5 Ingredient Raw Fig Bars
- 1 ¼ cup dried figs
- ½ cup walnuts
- ⅓ cup raw almonds
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 teaspoon cocoa powder
- Place walnuts, almonds, figs and cacao into a food processor; pulse until mixed.
- Then, with the motor still running, pour maple syrup in through the top. This should help everything to come together. Pour into a medium-sized bowl; add maple syrup and stir.
- Line an 8x8 dish with parchment paper, then scoop mixture into the dish, using a spatula to press down and smooth everything out. If mixture it too sticky, spray spatula with nonstick spray (that usually does the trick for me!).
- Place dish into the refrigerator for at least an hour; cut into bars and enjoy!
Jan @ Sprouts n Squats says
Glad to hear you are going to treat yourself and buy a more expensive juicer, you do deserve it 🙂
Loving these fig bars, they look delicious! Someone was only saying to me the other day I should have more figs. I've already pinned them to Pinterest as I can't resist them.
Not only do these bites look delicious, but your photography skills are incredible!!!! Seriously, you nailed it from every angle. I kind of wish I could reach my hand through the screen & grab one
Lindsay @ Shiny Love Affair says
These look amazing!! Beautiful photos as well 🙂
Liz @ Carpe Diem and Run says
Ermagersh these look so great! 😀
Jordan @ The Blonde Vegan says
OMG.... those bars are seriously gorgeous and look to diiiie for. May or may not have pinned a whole bunch of these photos 😉 definitely making these ASAP. And love that they are low ingredients!!
Sarah @ Sweet Miles says
TGIF is right!!! These look awesome!! Great pics too!
Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigs OMG I can NEVER get enough figs. Seriously so delicious! Where did you get dried figs? I don't think I've ever seen them at the TJ's I go to...
What is up with you and Davida and the fig train? I need to get on it. I love figs. I just pinned this, can't wait to make these this weekend for pre-workout!! FIGS + CACAO = LOVE.
Also, I'm SO TIRED today. I decided to take a rest day (at least from yoga lol).
Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon says
Yum!! I hate when I feel like a truck ran me over after a workout class haha. Glad you feel like you got a good workout and these bars look awesome. Love the raw cacao addition.
Amanda @ .running with spoons. says
These look delicious. And don't judge me, but every time I feel like making some kind of energy bites, I take the lazy-girl's way out and just dunk the dried fruit into some almond butter instead 😆 Not -quite- the same, but still gets the job done.
Jess @dearhealthyness says
The recipe looks yummy! and I've done many dvd's or youtube videos, in which I'm literally looking at the clock and thinking why the F am I doing it!!
Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat says
Delicious! Now all I need is to go buy some dried figs! 😉
Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete says
OoOoOoOoOoOoOoO YUMMY! And easy! Thanks!
Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne says
Yum!! Now I know what to add to my grocery list today!!! Plus I just like eating figs alone, so it's a win-win 🙂 Have a great weekend!
Davida @ The Healthy Maven says
love the text!!!!! Ya killed it lady! And I couldn't walk after my first barre class. They offered me 2 weeks of free classes and I never went cause I spent 2 weeks trying to make my legs stop burning!
Marina @ Lazy for Diet says
Eh, why my blender broke, and I can't prepare this yum? I love all snack with nuts so it is sure that would fall in love with them! Besides, something with a fig always tasty 😀
Amy @ Long Drive Journey says
I know I keep saying it, but your pictures are looking SO good, girl!! I don't eat nuts, BUT these look great so I'm going to figure out some substitutions so that I can make them. I always fail at homemade bars (they fall apart), but I'm still determined to make it work!
Sam @ Better With Sprinkles says
These make me want to run out and buy some figs!
Kim @ BusyBod says
These look super delicious lady. I need to get myself some dried figs to try out in a bar/ball recipe of my own that I've been working on. I was trying to use something else but it isn't quite working, and I think figs will be the ticket! Happy short day of work!
Elise @ 9toFit.com says
These look amazing. I recently was introduced/fell in love with figs so these will definitely need to be made.. Pinning!