Fruit and Nut Healthy Snack Bites

Im constantly looking to find different ways to eat my dried fruits and nuts, and I am sure you are too!

If you are looking for a quick light snack or filler snacks when hunger strikes at an odd hour and you dont want to indulge in crisps or chocolate, then this one is just for you! It takes care of the sweet cravings as well.

So what’s so great about these bites?

* Firstly, these are not your usual snacks – crisps, chocolate, etc

* These have a lot of fiber

* These are super tasty and super healthy

* These satisfy a sweet and a salty craving

* These take care of your daily dried fruit and nut intake

* These are high in proteins and have loads of vitamins and nutrients

* In 1992 researchers working on the Adventist Health Study at Loma Linda University in CA reported that those consuming dried nuts every day had up to 60% less heart attacks than those who ate nuts less than once per month

* Also lowers the risk of other diseases and health problems.

Enough said. Lets get making these yummy snack bites.

What you will need:

2 cups mixed dried fruits (I used dates, cranberries, blueberries, apricots)

1 1/2 cups mixed nuts (I used almonds, walnuts, brazil nuts)

1/2 cups seeds (I used mixed grounded flaxseeds, goji berry seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds)

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

coconut flakes or sesame seeds to coat the bites.

1/2 tsp canola oil if the mix is too dry and is difficult to form balls.

Method:

  1. In a food processor, pulse dried fruit to a paste; transfer to a bowl.
  2. Pulse nuts and seeds until finely chopped and add to dried fruit with a dash of cinnamon and a pinch of salt.
  3. Knead together and form 1-inch balls; roll each ball in coconut flakes or sesame seeds.
  4. Store in air- tight box at room temperature for 5-6 days and thereafter in the fridge for another 8-10 days.
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