We Should Cocoa is one of the first blog challenges I got involved in and I try to enter every month if possible. This month Choclette has chosen the theme of figs which is perfect for the festive season. Personally I'm not a huge fan of figs but just about everyone I know is so I knew I would not have any trouble getting taste testers. I chose a recipe from BBC Good Food and it worked beautifully. I had lots of positive comments and repeat requests for this particularly for our upcoming work Christmas lunch. It's really quick and easy to make and I am already thinking about substitutions with brazil nuts and adding in dried cranberries for the extra festive touch.
These little treats are sweet but not overly so considering how much honey and sugar went into it! It's soft and sticky from the figs and the almonds give a lovely crunch to it. I've been told that they are quite more-ish as it's difficult to stop at just one! I've cut mine up and sprinkled liberally with icing sugar and it looks really festive and pretty.
As mentioned I'm sending this to We Should Cocoa hosted by Choclette from Chocolate Log Blog. The theme this month is figs,
I'm also sending it to AlphaBakes hosted by Caroline from Caroline Makes and myself on alternate months. The letter this month is 'X' and Caroline is accepting everything Christmas related.
These little treats would also be perfect for Treat Petite hosted by Kat from the Baking Explorer and Stuart from Cakeyboi. The theme this month is Christmas.
These look really festive especially with the sprinkling of icing sugar on top so I think it will also fit in nicely to Festive Family Foodies hosted by Vanesther from Bangers & Mash and Louisa from Eat Your Veg.
with some icing sugar and Christmas ribbon
Recipe from BBC Good Food