Yummy Fit Newton BitesThere is just something about Fig Newtons that makes me feel nostalgic. So when I stumbled across this recipe for No Bake Fig Newton bites, my interest was piqued to say the least. And the fates were with me because it just so happened that I bought a package of dried figs at the grocery store only a few days before. Because I was feeling like I needed to make these ASAP, I had to make a few recipe modifications, but I can’t imagine them being any more delicious than they turned out. One or two of these bite sized morsels are the perfect addition to your kid’s (or your own) lunchbox.

Let’s take a minute to talk about figs. Personally, I can snack on fresh or dried figs any day of the week. But did you know that figs are also filled with some amazing health benefits? First and foremost, they are a great source of dietary fiber. Figs are also filled with important vitamins & minerals including the essential bone building trio of magnesium, calcium, and vitamin K2. OK, now that I have you sold on figs, let’s get down to snacking…

No Bake Fig Newton Bites


For the Figs:
1 1/2 cups dried figs, soaked in water for about 20 minutes (I used mission figs)
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

For the Powder Crust:
1 cup gluten free rolled oats
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 Tbsp orange zest
3 Tbsp coconut flour
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 Tbsp local honey

Place figs in a bowl of water to soak & set aside while you do the next step.

Well-ground coating mixtureIn a food processor, add the ingredients for the crust and pulse until it reaches a smooth, powdery consistency. Pour mixture into another bowl and set aside.

Drain your figs, and add them to the food processor with the vanilla extract & honey. Whiz them around in the food processor until the figs are fully broken down into a paste-like consistency (you will still have the seeds – seeds are fine). If your figs aren’t processing well add a tablespoon of water until the figs reach the desired consistency.

Add 1/2 cup of the powder crust mix into the processor with the figs and pulse until well-combined. The texture should be soft (and sticky to touch). You can adjust the texture by adding more powder crust mixture (or water).

Fig Newton balls - before they were rolled in the coatingRoll the fig mixture into balls and place in a freezer-safe container. Place balls into freezer for about 10 minutes. Remove from the freezer and one by one roll the balls into the powder crust. Store the extras (ha ha ha) in the fridge or freezer.

Close Up on the FiggiesRecipe yields about 8-16 Fig Bites (depending on how large/small you rolled them).

If you are  interested, the original recipe titled No Bake Fig Newton Snowballs is here.

No Bake Fig Newton Bites
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