Raw Chocolate Fig Newtons

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Fig newtons used to be my thing, especially in college, when I picked up an Whole Food’s brand and realized that there were nuttier, not-so-uncomfortably-sweet versions that existed out there in the world. It changed my cookie game. No more brownies or oreo, just soft, and chewy creamy-centered fig newtons. 

I figured, since it was the heartier ingredients that turned me own, and that homemade quality that turned me on, it would be only natural to make them at home enlisting the wholesome ingredients I have in my pantry, plus of course, chocolate.  Because, who would I be without that tiny addition? 🙂

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Raw Chocolate Fig Newtons
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Chewy, chocolate-filled, raw, vegan, homemade fig newtons!
Servings
16 bars
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings
16 bars
Cook Time
20 minutes
Raw Chocolate Fig Newtons
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Chewy, chocolate-filled, raw, vegan, homemade fig newtons!
Servings
16 bars
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings
16 bars
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Raw Chocolate Figgy Bars
Filling
Chocolate Drizzle
Servings: bars
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the almond meal, cocoa powder, cinnamon, cardamom, and sea salt. Add in the maple syrup and vanilla, and then using your hands work in the dates until it comes together into a dough.
  2. Split the dough in half, and then press one half evenly into a small baking pan lined with parchment paper (should be about 1/2 inch thick). Reserve the other half of the dough for the top layer of the fig newton.
  3. In a food processor, blend the rehydrated figs, vanilla, and orange zest together. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl, and fold in the shaved chocolate. Pour the mixture on top of the first layer of crust, and spread it out evenly. Top with the other half of the reserved dough.
  4. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the almond milk with the chocolate and place on a pot of simmering water on the stove. Whisk milk and chocolate together, until the chocolate slowly melts. Stir in the vanilla and almond butter, and then drizzle on top of the bars. Cut and serve
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