Chef: Jessica Meyers Altman; Garden Fresh Foodie
Prep Time: 15 minutes
- 1 c dates, soaked in warm water for 10 minutes drained
- ½ c dried cranberries or cherries, soaked in warm water for 10 minutes and drained
- 1 c raw almonds
- 1 c raw pecans
- ¾ t ground cinnamon
- ¾ t ground ginger
- 1/8 t sea salt (about a pinch)
- Raw coconut
- Raw hemp seeds
- Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until mixture comes together and can be pressed into a ball.
- Roll date/nut mixture into bite-sized shapes. If you moisten your hands, the mixture will stick less. As an alternative, you could shape these into small bars for something different.
- Roll into toppings if desired.
- Place on freezer tray, freeze for a few hours until firm, and store.
- These bites are great straight from freezer, or fridge. They’re best served cold, but can be room temp, too. I love them as a post-workout snack, dessert, or fast, grab-and-go breakfast treat.
- Be sure not to get cranberries/cherries dried with added sugars (I get my cranberries at our local food co-op and dry my own cherries). Often, the natural varieties are soaked in apple juice. When I dry my cherries at home, I add nothing
Jessica Meyers Altman
Associate Professor of Whole Food Nutrition & Living
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead
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