Flippin fantastic fudgy fig slice.

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If you like figs, you will dig this a lot. If you don’t like figs, like Ali, you will still dig this.
It’s very simple to make and no baking required which is awesome in that: you don’t have to wait around before you get stuck in, you save some gas/electricity, you don’t cook any of the goodness out of it aaaand you don’t have to wait around before you get stuck in…
I found this recipe on a great blog byEmily at This Rawesome Vegan Life and just added a few things.

Here’s what I did:

First, soak two heaping cups of dried figs for two hours or longer

For the base of the slice:

Process until quite fine:
1 cup of rolled oats
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup walnuts
Add and process until sticky:
3/4 cup dates
1/3 cup raisins (sultanas)
1tsp cinnamon

Press into a shallow pan.

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For the friggen fantastic figgy centre:

Process in the blender:

two heaping cups of soaked figs
juice of half a lemon
1/2 cup of coconut flakes
1-2 tsp cinnamon

Use the soaking water to facilitate blending. Pour thick figgy goodness onto the prepared base (leave about a 1/3 cup in the blender for the topping)

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For the crumbly oat topping:

Add to the blender with the remaining figs:

1/2 cup of rolled oats
1/2 cup of walnuts

Pulse lightly. Stir in an extra:

1/2 cup of oats
1/2 cup of coconut flakes.

I mixed it up with my fingers and then kind of crumbled it on top and pressed it down. Sprinkle with extra cinnamon.

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Now slice and enjoy right away or practice some self control and chill it in the fridge for a bit first.

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…Or have some right away and more later once it has chilled. It does get even nicer the longer it sets in the fridge.

Enjoy!!

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