The minute I saw these on Leanne’s site, I just knew I had to stop everything and make them.
LIKE NOW! IMMEDIATELY! AT THAT VERY MOMENT!
There was only one slight problem: I was at work.
Maybe I could tell my boss that I jut got hit by a very sudden and violent case of man flu and had to run back home immediately. Or that I just remembered that I’d forgotten to turn off the stove before to leave. The GAS stove…
Nah. I could never do such a thing. It would just have to wait until I got back home.
That day felt like it was never gonna end.
But I eventually made it home and immediately went through all the cupboards to gather the ingredients that I would need to make the chews come to life. I was greeted with a very unpleasant surprise: there were only 5 poor little pieces of dried apricots left at the bottom of my very big bag.
What a disappointment! I wanted one of these so bad, I could almost taste it! And what I happened to crave the most was precisely the apricot!
To say that I was not a happy camper would be an understatement.
I think it’s the gorgeous colors in Leanne’s pictures that did it. The apricots really imprinted in my mind (so did her pictures, judging by my very sudden and unusual use of very colorful props! Talk about getting doubly inspired…). But there was no way I was gonna drive 25km just to get some. I had to find a suitable last minute replacement.
A quick glance in the cupboards and I found just the perfect thing: FIGS!
They would work superbly well and would add so much texture with their hundreds of tiny little crunchy seeds.
Now you’re probably wondering how come there’s like an avalanche of apricots in my pictures if I was all out?
Well, you see, life got in the way and I had to wait not one, but TWO FULL DAYS before I finally got to cut my little squares out. By that time, I HAD gone to the store and bought a brand new HUGE bag of dried apricots.
And yes, I did eat at least
half a dozen, right out of the bag.
Oh, and one or two squares. Or five…
Gosh these are good!
So chewy, so sweet… so tasty and deliciously spicy.
And the millions of seeds are just poppin’ all over your mouth. It’s a seed crunch overload!
Plain and simple? Loved ’em!