Fig and Sesame Bliss Bites

Fig and Sesame Bliss Bites

Sweet and chewy, these tasty bites are a satisfying on-the-go snack that could double as dessert. Tahini and toasted sesame seeds provide a contrast of smoothness and crunchiness, while figs add a burst of sweetness.


Developed by Cara Rosenbloom, RD

Ingredients

  • [30 grams] ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • [70 grams] ½ cup dried Mission figs, chopped into ¼-inch pieces
  • [95 grams] 1 cup rolled oats
  • [130 grams] ½ cup smooth almond butter
  • [50 grams] 2 tablespoons tahini
  • [60 grams] 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) honey
  • [<1 gram] ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • [15 grams] 2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk

Directions

  1. Line the bottom of a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a 6-inch skillet, toast sesame seeds over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally with a spatula until lightly browned. Let cool for about 10 minutes.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine sesame seeds, figs, oats, almond butter, tahini, honey, cinnamon and dry milk. Using a large spoon, stir until all ingredients are combined.
  3. Measure a tablespoon-sized portion and roll it between hands to make a 1½-inch ball. Place ball on parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining mixture to create 14 balls.
  4. Place baking sheet in the freezer for 2 hours until balls are frozen, then store in a freezer-safe container.
  5. Enjoy frozen or at room temperature. Serves 14.

Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bite (30 grams)

CALORIES 147; TOTAL FAT 9g; SAT. FAT 1g; CHOL. 0mg; SODIUM 32mg; CARB. 15g; FIBER 2g; SUGARS 7g; PROTEIN 4g; POTASSIUM N/A; PHOSPHORUS N/A

Note: Nutrition information for potassium and phosphorus in sesame seeds not available.

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Cara Rosenbloom, RD, is the president of Words to Eat By, a Toronto-based nutrition communications company specializing in recipe development, writing and nutrition education. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.