When I was living in San Francisco for a few months over the summer, I came across these delicious chocolately fig bars called, “Figamajigs” and I fell in love. They kind of made me break the bank though, since they were close to $2 each and were quite small…and I bought a lot to bring back to Canada with me. Oi. Anyway, they are no where to be found here, which may be for the best due to me spending way too much money on them. I came across a similar product, but it was $26 for 20 small bars and I’m not really in a position to spend that kinda money, even on mighty tastey chocolate. I don’t know why it took me so long to think of just making my own simple little figgy chocolates, but I finally did and it -almost- solves my longing for the Figamajigs, haha! Definitely a cheaper solution.
- Get out a blender and blend the dried figs until they are a paste-like consistency. Put aside for now.
- Next, get out a pot and add a table spoon or two of coconut oil. Add in about a tablespoon of cacao powder, pinch of sea salt, ¼ tsp vanilla extract and liquid sweetener and use a spatula to mix everything together until it is smooth. I appologise for lack of specific measurements, but I rarely use measurements when making vegan chocolate – you just have to experiment, as some people prefer sweeter chocolate and others like it to be more on the bittersweet side. As you’re making it, allow some of the chocolate to cool on your spatula and do a taste test, to see if it is sweet enough for you.
- Get out silicon cupcake liners or something similar and pour enough chocolate into each one so it covers the bottom. Place a small flattened scoop of the fig paste on top and then drizzle more of the chocolate on top of that.
- Pop them in the freezer/fridge until solid and enough! Keep them stored in the fridge. They should keep for quite a few days.