Dates and figs are naturally very sweet, so they are great for us folks with the occasional sweet tooth, but, as fruits, they are also healthy for you! (Certainly more nutritious than plain ol' table sugar! Blech).
10 oz medjool dates, pitted
10 oz Turkish figs (hard stem part removed)
1 cup walnuts
1/4 tsp orange extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
In a food processor, combine all the ingredients. Process until you get a small crumb.
Remove half of the mixture. Set aside.
Process the rest until it looks close to a paste, and sticks together easily.
I'm sure there are many fruit/nut combos we all could come up with for these bars... So I look forward to using my own creativity and hopefully hearing from you about what you did too!