February 3, 2014

Fig Goji Coconut Brittle Bites

Looking for ways to include goji berries into your diet? Here is an awesome way, make some brittle bites with goji berries, figs, coconut and cacao butter. It might seem unconventional to make brittles without any nuts, but then quick'n'healthy is all about simple & healthy cooking, and nothing conventional ;-)

Note: If you feel that cacao butter is expensive, you could replace cacao butter with coconut oil and you will get very close results.



Ingredients:
  • Goji Berries - 1/2 cup 
  • Dried Turkish figs - 10
  • Dried shredded coconut - 1 cup
  • Chia seeds - 1/4 cup
  • Pink Himalayan salt - a pinch
  • Cacao butter  - 1/2 cup (shavings from raw cacao butter block)
  • Raisins/Goji berries - handful (optional)




Directions:
  • Chop figs roughly and add them to a dry blender jar or food processor along with goji berries, chia seeds and salt. Pulse till everything is coarsely ground. 
  • Add coconut and continue pulsing till coconut a incorporated well and everything starts to come together. 
  • Transfer to a bowl, add the raisins and whole goji berries, and mix well with hands, if you hold a handful of the mix, it should hold together without crumbling easily.
  • Melt the cacao butter over warm water and add it to the above mix. Spread evenly and mix well.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper and press the mixture evenly. 
  • Keep refrigerated for a couple of hours.
  • Take out and cut into any desired shapes and sizes. 




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2 comments:

  1. I love how thick these are! We were both on a goji berry kick this week. Must be Valentine's in the air!

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    1. Yes, must be Valentine's in the air :-) I just pinned your goji berry smoothie, have to make it soon...:-)

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