Raw Fig Newtons Dessert

I associate the taste of Fig Newtons with coming to America.  It’s December, almost fifteen years ago, I am cold and alone in a  Manhattan deli and I crave something sweet. I grab the first package of cookies I see: Fig Newtons.  I take a bite. Weird. Not love at first bite, but interesting. So interesting that I want to take another bite and figure this “weird thing out.” I already love these cookies, I just don’t know it yet. This is how all good love affairs in my life started, including the one with New York.

These raw Fig Newtons are very easy to make. If you don’t have a good blender, chop the figs and mash them with a potato masher.  I like to taste chinks of walnuts in my raw Fig Newtons. If you don’t, grind them into powder first and then add all other ingredients.

Figs are rich in iron, calcium, magnesium, fiber, potassium and beta-carotene. Because of its sweet taste, magnesium and potassium, this little snack can be your PMS-friendly chocolate substitute.

Raw Fig Newtons

Raw Fig Newtons Dessert

By Dr. Anastasia Published: February 22, 2012

    I associate the taste of Fig Newtons with coming to America.  It's December, almost fifteen years ago, I am cold and alone in a …



    1. Process figs until as smooth as possible. Add walnuts and pulse a few times. Add lemon juice and lemon zest. Pulse a few times. Using wet hands, roll the mixture onto little balls. Optional: roll the balls in walnut pieces. Place the balls in a tupperware container and cool in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving.

    About Dr. Anastasia

    Dr. Anastasia Halldin holds a Ph.D in holistic nutrition, speaks four languages, starred on a yoga TV show, produced and appeared in thirteen yoga DVDs, and is a mother of a kindergartner, twin toddlers, and a newborn. Dr. Anastasia loves doing crafts with her children and sharing her easy healthy recipes and knowledge of health and food with mothers to help them raise healthier families.
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    • http://www.rawdorable.blogspot.com shannonmarie (rawdorable)

      Fig Newtons were always a favorite of mine. I just know I’ll like these better.

      • http://healthymamainfo.com healthymama

        If you try these, let me know how you like them!

    • http://www.ericaclements.com Erica Clements

      Fig newtons were my favorite cookie when I was a kid. I could eat the whole bag. I’ll have to try this recipe.

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    • Laura

      Such a beautiful and healthy dessert!

    • Kaley

      Sounds yum! Thank you for posting!