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Nutty-Figgy Pistachio Sports Snacks

No recipe image available.These snacks are a mixture of California pistachios and figs that will give you the energy you need to stay in the game.

Recipe Ingredients:

5 tablespoons natural California pistachios
1 1/4 cups dried California figs (moist-style), stemmed
2 teaspoons grated orange peel

Cooking Directions:

  1. Remove 8 whole pistachios, halve them and set aside for garnishing.
  2. Finely chop 2 tablespoons of remaining pistachios in food processor, remove from container and set aside.
  3. Combine remaining pistachios, figs and orange peel in processor; process until mixture forms into ball, less than 1 minute.
  4. Shape into an 8-inch log, then roll in reserved chopped nuts. Chill until firm, then cut into 16 slices. Place halved pistachios in center of each.

Makes 4 servings, 4 slices each.

Tip: If you do not have a food processor, turn figs and all but 8 pistachios onto board and chop together with large knife until fine. Mix grated orange peel then shape as above.

Recipe courtesy of the California Pistachio Commission.