3 cups raw pecans
1 1/2 cups soaked dried figs with stems removed
1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract (without alcohol is best)
Be sure to allow figs to soak in water for at least 1 hour before preparing recipe. Drain figs, pat dry, and place in a food processor until chopped completely. Add raw pecans and process until both are well combined. You may need to pause the food processor once or twice to scrape ingredients off the sides of the processor, so that you are not left with big chunks of figs and pecans. Add vanilla and mix until it forms a moist granola bar-like texture.
Transfer mixture to an 8x8 baking dish and press down gently with a spatula. Use a knife to cut into square bars. Put baking dish or tray in the refrigerator for a couple of hours, or the freezer for about 20 minutes to allow the bars to take form. Enjoy!
Recipe Credit: Rita Wiseman