Chef:  Jessica Meyers Altman; Garden Fresh Foodie
Makes: 23
Prep Time:  15 minutes

INGREDIENTS

Bites

  • 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)

Toppings

  • Raw coconut
  • Raw hemp seeds

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until mixture comes together and can be pressed into a ball.
  2. 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.
  3. Roll into toppings if desired.
  4. Place on freezer tray, freeze for a few hours until firm, and store. 
  5. 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.

TIP

  1. 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

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