Figgit about negotiating dessert with the kids. These dark chocolate fig oatmeal bites are clean and healthy vegan treats to serve instead. They won't even know that you're being sneaky with a more wholesome alternative. Toss that guilt to the side, and indulge in these insanely sweet and chocolatey nuggets.
These Dark Chocolate Fig Oatmeal Bites Will Give You Life
If you're anything like me, you're probably trying to eat healthier, but having
minor serious sugar withdrawals. I always crave chocolate after my meals (think cookies and cake!) and don't want to spoil all the clean eating progress I've made throughout the day. These bites are life-giving and absolutely lifesaving. Also, life-changing.
Six ingredients and 10 minutes to whip together? Yes, please. Not only are these good for all our resolutions, but they work with a busy schedule and don't require any baking. I buy my dried figs in a huge bag from Costco, if you're wondering where to get them. I think they're $9? Anyway, we snack on them plain, but they can be a little intense on their own, and I prefer them mixed in with something. (You can also check out my recipe making a similar energy bite with dates.)
I used my new Vitamix A2500 to make these bites. I've literally used it every single day. I'm pretty sure a good blender is the key to eating more healthy, more often, because I have never consumed as many consecutive smoothies as I have in the past 10 days. If you're on the fence about finally making the investment for a machine, DO IT.
Alright! Enough of my jabbering. Go make these dark chocolate fig oatmeal bites! Store them in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to one week, and enjoy them as an on-the-go snack, appetizer, or dessert! Grab the recipe below, and enjoy!
Dark Chocolate Fig Oatmeal Bites
- 2 cups dried figs
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup almond butter
- ½ cup oats
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- In a blender or food processor, blend together figs, coconut oil, and vanilla. Scrape down sides of the blender or food processor as needed.
- Add in the almond butter, oats, and chocolate chips. Blend until everything is well-incorporated and the mixture pulls together.
- Form into 1-inch balls. Place in a sealed container and chill in refrigerator for about 20-30 minutes until firm. Keep up to one week. Enjoy!
I had to make these. We only had prunes on hand. They are delicious!
The Butter Half says
So glad you liked them! And to learn that prunes are a good substitute!
Hi can i use this recipe using dates? Instead of figs? Thanks
The Butter Half says
Yes! Use the same amount of dates as you would figs. They both turn out delicious. 🙂