Fudgy Chocolate Dried Fig Bliss Balls
Chocolate bliss balls are a snack that won't wreck your afternoon. Have you tried dried fig bliss balls? These healthy bliss balls satisfy your sweet tooth.
- 8 ounces Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid Mission Dried Figs stemmed
- 1 cup pecans
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- Cooking spray
- 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon pecans to mix-in
Pour enough boiling water over figs to cover them. Rehydrate for 10 minutes.
Toast pecans. Transfer all pecans to food processor but reserve 1 tablespoon. Finely chop the tablespoon of pecans.
Drain figs and reserve 1/4 cup fig water.
Transfer figs into food processor with cocoa powder, maple syrup, chia seeds, vanilla, and salt. Process for 1 minute until smooth, streaming in 2 tablespoons of fig water.
Stir in chopped pecans and chocolate chips until integrated. Place a piece of parchment paper in a quarter sheet pan with a tablespoon to use as a scoop. Mist hands with cooking spray. Scoop out 1 tablespoon portions of the bliss balls.
NOTE: Store in the refrigerator for 2 weeks or in the freezer once rolled.
Recipe and photos by Annelies Zijderveld
Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg