25 August 2011

Cookie Covered Figs with Carob Coconut Topping

Cookie Covered Figs with
 Carob and Coconut Topping
created by Snacking Squirrel

Cookie Dough

1.5 cups quinoa flakes
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine 
(or dairy-free vegan spread)
1 large whole egg
4-5 medium fresh figs
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 pinch nutmeg

Step 1: Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl

Step 2: Add your egg, vanilla and spices, continue beating 

Step 3: In a separate bowl, combine the flour, 
quinoa flakes, baking powder and salt together

Step 4: Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients

Step 5: Mix until the dough is well combined

Step 6: Peel the skin off your figs by gently peeling 
from either the base, downwards or the stem, downwards 

If they are very ripe, you can even use your 
nails to gently peel the skin away from the flesh

Circumcised figs... eek!

Step 7: Roll a ball of cookie dough similar in size to your naked fig

Step 8: Flatten cookie dough with your hand and place fig in the center

Step 9: Poll up the edges of the cookie dough to cover the
 fig (it's okay if the dough breaks, just gently mold the broken
 spaces together with more dough, as if sculpting wet clay)

Size comparison to fig

My Cookie Covered Fig fits right in the palm of my hand

Just don't go throwing them at people!

Step 10: Place the cookie dough covered fig balls onto a greased baking
sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 350 Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes

Step 11: Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes

Look at all that gorgeous natural fig syrup oozing out!

Carob and Coconut Topping

1/2 cup carob chips
(unsweetened if possible)
1/8 cup water

Step 12: Combine carob chips and water 
and melt in microwave or in a pot on the stove

Step 13: Smear a big glob on top and sprinkle with coconut

You can omit the carob and coconut altogether, I
 just wasn't sure how much they enjoyed being bald

Let's have a look inside one of the Chocolate Covered Figs, shall we?

OHHHMYGOD! Look at that succulence! I am so happy I created this... 
I mean, the concept of "Cookie Covered Fruit" is destined to become a hit


Jessica said... [reply]

Honestly these look SO creative and amazing.
You can tell that there were probably a zillion different textures and delicious tastes running through your mouth!
If only I could try one! ;)

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

Good grief I bet those are amazing! YUM!

Kat @ Cupcake Kat said... [reply]

I can't get over how good these look and sound. Wow!

chow and chatter said... [reply]

oh wow great cookies and fun step by step pics

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

I am amazed by the figs - I had no idea what a fresh fig was like.

Diana @ VeggieNextDoor said... [reply]

Oh my, Kelsey - these look AMAZING.

I also think it is so cool that you have your own Fig Tree! I've never had one fresh off the tree before, and didn't even know what they looked like when peeled!

Goldberry said... [reply]

It's like a fig newton... but amazingly better. I love figs.

Jamie @ snacktress said... [reply]

So creative! They look delicious :)

I just watched Iron Chef America and the secret ingredient was figs - now I've come across these and all I want are figs!

Tine said... [reply]

Wow, supercookie! I love it, I love figs.
Super recipe!

Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) said... [reply]

I love the way they look with the little cracks where you can see the pink figgy juice seeping out. Like the ultimate fig newton! When I get my delivery of figs I'm totally going to try these out :)

sarah (onedayiwillseethesun) said... [reply]

I love figs, the step my step pictures are awesome.

Natalie @ Cinnamon Bums said... [reply]

WOW what an amazing and creative recipe!! i love it. whoever thought of a cookie-covered fruit is a genius... that'd be you i guess ;)
and then the carob topping... oh man. this one's a winner.. which means i'm bookmarking it. =)

Jen @ Light Enough to Travel said... [reply]

What a creative idea! My husband would love these, and I'm sure he's going to want me to make these as soon as I show him this post....

Unknown said... [reply]

This has to be one of the coolest recipes I've EVER SEEN! way to go Kelsey. I am in awe!

Chelsea said... [reply]

These are so creative! I love how juicy the insides look!

Lauren said... [reply]

Oh mah word...!!! AMAZING. I want these so bad right now. You are incredibly creative! Well done girl :)

Felicia (Natural + Balanced) said... [reply]

wow that looks so good! and so creative!

Vicky (Sweet and Healthy Living) said... [reply]

Wow, those do look good! There is NOTHING like a gooey, ripe fig!

michelle {the lively kitchen} said... [reply]

Wow - so creative. Nice job. Can you still respect me if I admit I've never used carob?

Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free said... [reply]

How cute!!! I love how the fig gushes out :D Creative!

Anonymous said... [reply]

um. I think I need one of these right NOW! I wouldn't mind if someone threw one at me, I would just gobble it right up mid-air lol. I love all of your creative recipes.

Sarah@The Flying Onion said... [reply]

Woah...this is over the top delicious. Love it! :D

Mari Nuñez said... [reply]

Very mouthwatering!! Thanks for this lovely recipes :)

Alexa @ SimpleEats said... [reply]

What a genius idea. Seriously this is awesome! I love figs.

Gaby said... [reply]

Hi! I've been a reader but never commenter but these looked so amazing I had to express my drooliness over them! Figs are probably my favorite thing ever! Too bad they're ridiculously expensive down here :\
But this is a brilliant idea for any kind of fruit, cinnamon cookie covered apple slices, chocolate cookie covered strawberries....in fact I have a box of strawberries in my fridge right now :)

Jenny @ Simply Be...me said... [reply]

Um, yes please! I've never had a fresh fig before (plenty of dried ones, yes) and will definitely keep my eyes peeled so I can try these out.

Anonymous said... [reply]


Love the close-up shots!

I might try this with dates one day...

Sarah B @ Bake + Bike said... [reply]

THIS IS GENIUS. Wish I could taste one...they look succulent indeed.

Unknown said... [reply]

oh. my. god. these look like the most delicious dessert ever. If only I had the time, dedication, and ingredients to make them! I would pay for these for sure. all my favorite things in one exotic treat!

Aspiring Steph said... [reply]

what an amazing recipe! omg

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