Monday, March 7, 2016

It's National Cereal Day! Celebrate with Fig, Goat's Cheese, Pistachio & Golden Grahams Bites

Happy National Cereal Day everyone! Whether you eat it straight out of the box or in a bowl with milk, everyone loves cereal! 37 Cooks has been honored to work with some great products from our latest sponsor, General Mills, and our creative gang had a lot of fun creating recipes that include Trix, Chocolate Cheerios and Golden Grahams. Check out today's elegant appetizer by Sarah Kwan. Her recipe shows us that cereal isn't just for breakfast anymore!


I love easy party bites, and these are so quick to assemble - with no heating required! If making ahead, wait until serving to sprinkle the Golden Grahams on top to preserve their crunchy texture. The per-fig measurements mean you can scale this up and down easily, depending on how many pieces you'd like to serve your party.

Fig, Goat's Cheese, Pistachio & Golden Grahams Bites
by Sarah Kwan of Earthly Delights Blog

Ripe Black Mission figs, washed and halved

For each fig (makes 2 pieces per fig):
2-3 teaspoons goat's cheese (I used one with honey mixed in, but regular will also do)
2 roasted, salted and shelled pistachios
A high-quality aged balsamic vinegar (yes, the age really does make a difference!)
2-3 crushed Golden Grahams (a zip-top bag and rolling pin work wonders)

Arrange the figs on a serving plate.

With a soft silicone pastry brush, brush the cut side lightly with balsamic vinegar.

Press a half pistachio in the center of each fig half, then spoon about 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons of goat's cheese on top. Chop the remaining pistachios, and sprinkle on the goat's cheese.

Sprinkle the crushed Golden Grahams on top and serve immediately. If desired, add a few more drops of balsamic vinegar around the plate.

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