Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
A great, nutritious snack that the whole family will love!
- 5 tablespoons pistachios
- 1 1⁄4 cups dried figs, stemmed (moist-style)
- 2 teaspoons finely grated orange rind
- Remove 8 whole pistachios, halve them and set aside for garnishing. Finely chop 2 tablespoons of remaining pistachios in food processor. Now remove from container and set aside. Combine remaining pistachios, figs and grated orange peel in processor; process until mixture forms into ball, a little under 1 minute. Shape into an 8" log, then roll in reserved chopped nuts. Chill until firm, and cut into 16 slices. Place halved pistachios in center of each.
- Note: If you do not have a food processor, place figs and all but 8 pistachios onto a cutting board and chop together with large knife until fine. Mix grated orange peel, and shape as above.
I really should have used the processor; I soaked my figs in hot water to soften them, but they were still quite hard to mash! Processing would have solved that. I couldn't get one log to stay together so I made eight mini-logs, nice little energy bites. They're quite tasty. I think I prefer my usual version with dates, but these are good for a change. Thanks :-)