I do love figs- no denying it! So imagine how intrigued and curious I was when I came across this little jar of Ficoco spread in the cheese department at Whole Foods. I thought the jar was kinda cute, so I picked it up to have a look and to my great delight, it's an all natural spread made with figs, cocoa and sugar. That's it. No more no less. Can decadence and healthy co-exist in this tiny little package?? Why yes it can and so I urge you to give it a try! There are many ways of serving it but I have found that just spread on a cracker gives you it's true essence! Or use it to top ice cream, grilled fruit, pancakes or waffles or even fondue! Hard to believe it's fat-free and dairy-free. Why didn't I think of this??
I did try one of the recipes posted on their website and this one is a keeper! It will be fantastic for a holiday party nosh or making up a batch and giving it as gifts this season.
|Ficoco Glazed Nuts |
| 2 tbsp butter |
¼ cup Ficoco
2 cups mixed nuts, raw, unsalted
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
½ tsp salt
| Melt butter in a non-stick pan over medium heat.|
Stir in Ficoco and when mixture bubbles, add nuts and remaining ingredients.
Toss to coat evenly, spread on a sheet of wax paper and separate nuts with a fork.
Let cool until glaze hardens.
Serve in salads or atop crostini with goat cheese