CHOCOLATE & FIG LAYERED BARS
There's nothing I love more than seeing my treats be enjoyed by others. My girlfriends know that every time I am invited somewhere, there's bound to be a chocolate treat to enjoy.
These bars have a crunchy bottom, gooey middle, and chocolatey top. I truly smiled as I watched my close loved ones indulge in them since they're full of life-enhancing ingredients.
The star ingredient in these bars are figs. Figs are an extremely sexy food, have you taken the time to look into a a fresh fig? Beauty! I'm amazed by them every time.
Figs are high in potassium, fiber, and vitamin B-6. They're also an aphrodisiac food!
Figs + chocolate = dreamy dessert.
Treat your friends and family to these mouth-watering chocolate & fig goodness bars.
1 1/2 cups (~15) Medjool dates, pitted
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup raw cashews
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of sea salt
4 fresh figs
1/2 teaspoon chia seeds
- Make Bottom Layer: Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until ingredients comes together and creates a 'dough'. Line a loaf pan with parchment-paper and transfer mixture to it. Press down mixture with fingers to flatten out and cover bottom of pan. Place in refrigerator while you make next layer.
- Make Middle Layer: Place fresh figs and chia seeds in a blender and blend until fruit is mashed and looks like jam. Transfer to a bowl and let sit for a few minutes (to allow chia to swell up a bit - makes it easier to spread). Place fig 'jam' on top of bottom layer and spread out evenly. Place back in the refrigerator.
- Make Top Layer: Melt chocolate in a double boiler to prevent chocolate from burning. Pour over middle layer of bars and spread out evenly. Return pan to refrigerator (or freezer if you are impatient like me) until chocolate has set.
- Remove chilled bars from the refrigerator or freezer, let sit for about 30 seconds, and with a sharp knife, cut into long bars or squares.
Makes ~12 squares