Chocolate Fig Squares

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Preparation Time 15 minutes Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 Cost Per Serving $0.63
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1 cupDried Figs
1 cupToasted Almonds or Hazelnuts, ground
1/4 cupFlour
1/2 cupCocoa Powder
1/4 cupHoney
1/4 cupOlive Oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Soak the figs in boiling water for 5 minutes until softened.
  3. Add the soaked figs, with a ¼ cup of the soaking liquid in a food processor or blender and puree until you get a thick fig paste.
  4. Whisk the eggs in a bowl, add the fig paste, honey and olive oil. Mix well.
  5. Combine the ground almonds, flour and cocoa in another bowl.
  6. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet just until well combined. Do not over mix.
  7. Pour batter into a greased spring form pan lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake for about 30 minutes. Or until center is no longer wet. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, remove from the pan and cut into squares.


  • Chocolate may seem like a "no-no" food for those wanting to lose a few pounds, but it can definitely be included as part of a healthy balanced eating plan. 
  • Dark chocolate, like red grapes, blueberries and black and green tea, is packed with flavonoids, which are phytochemicals with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-clotting properties. Numerous studies have hinted that dark chocolate may play a role in heart health by lowering blood pressure and reducing cholesterol levels. 
  • Conventional weight loss wisdom says that keeping trigger foods such as chocolate out of the house will keep them out of your mouth. Anti-diet proponents say to do the opposite because a food loses its power over you when it's available 24/7.
  • If chocolate is one of your "favourite" foods, make allowances for it in your daily calorie quota. Totally denying yourself chocolate, may lead to bingeing and eating too much of it.