So, what did I do with the Ficoco?

So remember this post where I asked you all about what I should do with my lovely Ficoco samples? LOVED all your ideas and have printed them out for future reference (i.e. when I don’t have so much on my plate…).

I was eager to try it though and the other day had a brainwave about how it should be used – in Super Charge Me cookies, which call for almond butter. I thought the Ficoco would be a perfect substitute…

Neil, however, had other ideas and wanted to eat it on an English muffin:

His verdict? It was a bit “sharp” and rich for his tastes (but he ate it and Cleo even licked a bit off his finger…). I enjoyed a little a great big glob on some croissant:

With my morning coffee:

Later on, I got to work on the cookies:

My verdict? The sharpness of the figs is a perfect pairing with the sweet apricots and chocolate chips. I will use it again instead of the almond butter, no question. The thing is, I baked these so as to have healthy treats around the house to stop me from getting into the Hallowe’en candy but I don’t think they would count as healthy if you ate, like 6 of them… (or would they?)

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24 Responses to So, what did I do with the Ficoco?

  1. Unplanned Cooking October 26, 2009 at 10:21 #

    Coffee… that reminds me I need coffee… I swear, reading food blogs just makes me want to eat all the time!

    Good luck with the foozbuzz competition!

  2. Conor @ HoldtheBeef October 26, 2009 at 10:29 #

    Ummm no probably not if you ate 6 but I'm sure 5 is definitely healthy. Well, actually, 6 would probably be healthy too in comparison to many things. Like a big pie or a whole block of chocolate 😀

  3. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite October 26, 2009 at 10:55 #

    Unplanned – thanks for your support!

    Conor – LOL – I would NEVER eat a whole block of chocolate in one sitting. I would take at least two.. 🙂

  4. VeggieGirl October 26, 2009 at 11:26 #

    FABULOUS uses!

  5. Divina Pe October 26, 2009 at 13:05 #

    Great uses of ficoco. You've done a lot of things with that. I'm sure you have more to show us. 🙂

  6. high low October 26, 2009 at 15:22 #

    Looks good! It's definitely healthy! (says the girl who'll eat a whole package of Timbits on her own…) =)

  7. whineaux (Dawn) October 26, 2009 at 17:14 #

    They sound delish! I'm sad to hear that the flavor was too much for a smear on an English Muffin – that sounded way yummy to me.

  8. Evelyne@Cheap Ethnic Eatz October 26, 2009 at 19:28 #

    figs and cocoa together? yummmmmm. Can't wait to meet You too as well!

  9. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite October 26, 2009 at 19:53 #

    Veggie girl – thanks!

    Divina – yes, there are a few more ideas up my sleeve!

    high low – LOL!

    Dawn – I loved the smear on the croissants. Neil's not a breakfast person so I was not surprised he wasn't into it.

    Evelyne – Indeed!

  10. stephchows October 26, 2009 at 20:18 #

    oh these sound fantastic!! I wont tell anyone you ate 6 😉

  11. Fresh Local and Best October 26, 2009 at 20:45 #

    I'm glad to see you put the Ficoco in cookies! Yummy!

  12. Simply Life October 26, 2009 at 21:01 #

    Oh my those cookies look AMAZING!

  13. Alicia October 26, 2009 at 21:22 #

    Those cookies look so tasty … mmmm. Any left? 😉

    And you're on Twitter now too!

  14. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite October 27, 2009 at 00:00 #

    Alicia – MOST of them are left…

    Simply Life – yes they are!

    Fresh Local – I think it's a good use!

    Steph – I didn't, I just WANTED to eat 6!!!

  15. Velva October 27, 2009 at 02:21 #

    I have never heard of ficoco until I read this blog post 🙂 I agree I think the cookies was the best place for the ficoco. They look great!

  16. Mary-Laure October 27, 2009 at 02:57 #

    This all looks tooooooo delicious…

  17. Carolyn Jung October 27, 2009 at 04:29 #

    Six of those is still better than six Snicker's bars. 😉

  18. penny aka jeroxie October 27, 2009 at 04:39 #

    All looks so good. I need to try some!

  19. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite October 27, 2009 at 11:01 #

    Velva – it was a good place for the Ficoco!

    Mary-Laure – oh yes!

    Carolyn – absolutely – a girl after my own heart!!!

    Penny – Good luck – you would love it!

  20. MaryMoh October 27, 2009 at 13:02 #

    First time I heard of Ficoco. The cookies sure looks very delicious to me.

  21. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite October 28, 2009 at 00:51 #

    Mary Moh – they were great!

  22. Neil C. Phillips October 28, 2009 at 12:36 #

    I did like it. The "sharp" remidned me of Vegemite/Marmite slightly. Over a melted layer of butter was nice.

    As for the biscuits…mmm, a great treat.

  23. The Best Family November 7, 2009 at 18:06 #

    that looks luscious! i think it would be delish on a warmed brie or with some manchego . . . mmm . . .

  24. Josephine September 14, 2019 at 16:44 #

    I tried it on Ritz crackers. Its very sweet so you can’t have too many, I had two.
    Also as a snack I put it on apples instead of peanut butter but also you can’t use too much because it’s so sweet.
    Whatever it is I LOVE it great combination figs and chocolate and I love the seeds!!
    I’m going to try it on an English muffin and in my coffee.

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