Fig power bites

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TOOLS: food processor. TIME: 1 hr. SERVES: 16 pieces

370 g unsulphured dried figs

130 g fine shredded coconut, divided (unsweetened)

80 ml coconut oil, melted

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Pinch of sea salt

1 - Place the figs, 100 g of the coconut, coconut oil, cinnamon and salt in a food processor and pulse on and off until a thick paste forms (you may have to stop and scrape the sides of your food processor a couple of times).

2 - Form into 2.5 cm balls, then roll them in the reserved 30 g of shredded coconut.

3 - Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to let the coconut oil set.

Note: Feel free to play around with the dried fruit in this recipe—dates, dried apples and apricots are all good substitutions for the figs.

Storage: Keeps for a week or two stored in the refrigerator. Also freezes well.