The holidays are a real blow-out for many of us. You can’t help but reach for those little bites and nibbles (between meals) especially when there’s a drink in hand. This holiday season, I decided it was going to be different. I didn’t stop myself from eating these little bites, but rather I would bring a platter of homemade healthy goodies with me. One of the crowd favourites was this fig, goji and coconut slice… What you’ll need
- 200g Shredded Coconut
- 60g Goji Berries
- 120g Dried Figs
- 2 Tbsp Rice Malt Syrup
- Pinch of Salt (optional)
1. Pop the shredded coconut into the blender. Removed the hard stems from the dried figs and pop them into the blender two at a time. As you are adding the dried figs, observe the moisture level of the mixture. You do not want the mixture too wet (some figs may be juicer than others) so it is okay to either put less figs or add more coconut. 2. Once the mix is well combined, turn the blender off. Add half the goji berries, salt and two tablespoons of rice malt syrup and blend until the mixture is well combined.
3. Add the remainder of the goji berries and pulse the blender to ensure some of the goji berries are left whole. Take a small slice tray lined with cling wrap and press the mixture into the dish. Fold over the edges of the cling wrap to cover the top of the mixture to ensure it doesn’t dry out. Place the tray in the fridge for 3 hours. 4. After this time, the slice will be ready to cut and enjoy!