November 30, 2022

Dops Sagar

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5-Ingredient No Bake Fig Newton Bites

A healthy twist on the classic fig newton cookies, your entire family will love these no-bake fig newton bites that are naturally gluten-free, vegan, and paleo-friendly. The perfect on-the-go snack for an energy boost!

Holding 5-ingredient no bake fig newton bites.

We were never a big dessert family growing up. Perhaps this explains my lack of a sweet tooth as an adult! One item that would appear in the pantry from time to time was fig newtons, which upon further inspection, have over 25 ingredients! All the more reason to switch to my 5-Ingredient No Bake Fig Newton Bites. This delicious and healthy snack doesn’t require you to turn on the oven and is jam-packed with sweet fig flavor.


  • Dried figs: Naturally sweet and chewy, and guilt free as they are chalk full of fiber, calcium, iron, and other vitamins.
  • Walnuts: High in omega-3 fatty acids and protein, which adds to the filling nature of these snacks, while remaining low in calories.
  • Flax seed meal: Flavorless, but full of additional nutrients like more omega 3s, fiber, and potassium.
  • Vanilla extract: Ties the flavors together with an additional touch of sweetness.
  • Salt: Balance in all things, a little salt is needed even in sweet dishes.

How to Make 5-Ingredient No Bake Fig Newton Bites

Cutting figs

Start your fig newton bites by cutting up your dried figs and making sure you remove the hard stems.

Adding figs to food processor

Then add the dried figs to a food processor.

Adding walnuts to food processor

And add in the halved walnuts, then give it a couple pulses to start blending them together.

Adding flax seed meal to food processor

Once the figs and walntus have started to break down, add in the flax seed meal and salt.

Adding vanilla to food processor

Then finish with the vanilla extract.

Mixing no bake fig newton bites

Continue pulsing until ingredients are all mixed and the figs and walnuts are broken into small pieces.

Forming gif newton bites

Then using your hands or a small ice scream scoop or cookie dough scoop, roll the mixure into small balls.

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Serve immediately at room temperature, or refrigerate before serving. Then enjoy your 5-Ingredient No Bake Fig Newton Bites!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is there a nut free option to these?

Unfortunately not. The oils in the walnuts help bind the balls, similar to peanut butter in other energy ball recipes. If you have a suggestion I’m all ears.

How long are fig newton bites good for?

These fig newtons can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Should you soak dried figs before eating?

You don’t need to! And actually, I recommend you don’t for this recipe. You can reconsitute figs by soaking though.

5-Ingredient no bake fig newton bites.

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Liz enjoying 5-ingredient no bake fig newton bites.

Full of flavor as well as protein, these 5-Ingredient No Bake Fig Newton Bites will keep you energized and full all morning or afternoon long.

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5-Ingredient No Bake Fig Newton Bites

A healthy twist on the classic fig newton cookies, these no bake fig newtons energy bites are naturally gluten free, vegan, and paleo-friendly.

PREP: 10 mins

TOTAL: 10 mins


Servings: 12

food processor

Don’t be afraid to press the mixture tightly together with your hands when forming balls. As the heat of your hand warms up the mixture, the natural oils in the walnuts will release helping to bind the balls.

Serving: 2ballsCalories: 172kcalCarbohydrates: 25.9gProtein: 3.4gFat: 7.8gSaturated Fat: 0.8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 101mgFiber: 5gSugar: 18g