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Walnut Stuffed Figs

By November 1, 2017 Dessert, Recipe, Snack

Walnut Stuffed Figs

Did you know 1/4 cup of dried figs has more calcium than a glass of milk?  Ok, now that I have your attention have I got a treat for you.  These walnut stuffed figs are a great way to have a little dessert without a ton of guilt on the side.  Calcium, potassium, and fiber are just a few reasons to love dried figs. The chewy texture is a delight and sweetness is uncomparable and all natural!  I used the golden Calimyrna Figs in this recipe for the visual contrast but also the nutty, flavorful taste.  Your taste buds with be delighted when you bite into these sweet little nature treats! 

Walnut Stuffed Figs
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Golden figs have a nutty flavor and smell like caramels.  Hey they are natures caramels!  You know what goes well with caramel?  Chocolate and nuts right?  It is the trifecta of delicious candy in natures healthy little package, the fig!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Real Food
Servings: 12
1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped fine
pumpkin seeds, chopped
1 tsp coconut oil
2 – 3 oz bars of dark chocolate
1/4 cup coconut nectar
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 dried golden figs
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Place walnuts and pumpkin seed on the baking sheet.  Roast for 10 minutes or until golden brown.   I actually like to keep the walnuts and pumpkin seeds in bigger pieces or whole for this process.   

  2. While roasting walnuts and pumpkin seeds. In a saucepan melt 1 tsp of coconut oil on your lowest setting.  Add dark chocolate and stir until fully melted and set aside. 

  3. Chopped walnuts into fine pieces.  Add them to a mixing bowl.  Add salt and coconut nectar to the bowl mix well and set aside.  

  4. With a pairing knife make one cut along the fig.  Starting near the stem and then down towards the bottom.  Use your fingers to mash the inside seed area to form a cavity.  Doing this will give you room to stuff the fig with the walnut mixture.  

  5. Fill each fig with walnut mixture.  Ues wet fingers to help with the stickiness. Place these stuffed figs on the parchment. Repeat with all 12 figs.

  6. Holding the stem dip each stuffed fig into the melted dark chocolate and then in chopped pumpkin seed. Place back on parchment paper.

  7. Refrigerate until chocolate has hardened.  Serve cold or room temperature. 

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