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Dried Fruit and Nut Bites

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These are good energy treats with plenty of healthy fats to satisfy a snacker.

  • Servings: 5
  • Yield: Makes 20

Photography: Bryan Gardner

Source: Whole Living, January/February 2012

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mixed dried fruit
  • 2 cups raw mixed nuts and seeds
  • Cinnamon
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/3 cup raw sesame seeds

Directions

  1. In a food processor, pulse dried fruit; 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 sesame seeds.

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  • maryanne0210
    23 MAY, 2013
    I agree - this isn't as easy to put together as it sounds. I'm thinking more fruit, less nuts/seeds. I also added a touch of honey to help with binding, put it in the fridge overnight - still had to work to get it to all stick together.
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  • Steph S
    11 AUG, 2012
    Just made these and they do not stick together as balls very well so I pressed them into a 9x9 square dish and put them into the freezer. I will be cutting them into bars after a few hours and storing in the freezer as this kind of snack tends to crumble when kept any other way.
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  • Gaby V
    30 JUN, 2012
    I've been doing this recipe for ever but with date paste, ground seeds and nuts and rolled in unsweetened coconut shreds. My kids love it too. And for a non guilty chocolate flavor I add a little bit of carob powder. Delicious snack that is easy to take on a pick nick and very easy to prepare in advance and store in the fridge for a couple of days.
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  • JessiK228
    22 JUN, 2012
    This snack recipe hits the spot! My version was simple - dried figs and raisans for the fruit; peanuts, almonds and cashews for the nuts. I added coarse salt, cinnamon and cayenne. Great sweet, salty snack with a hit of spice! I definitely had extra nut mix left like a lot of others have commented, so I just rolled the balls in that.
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  • Tracy Jones
    8 JUN, 2012
    These were fantastic! - I added a bit of dried coconut to the main mixture.
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  • DebbieShap
    3 JUN, 2012
    Agreed that these are yummy and easy, but beware! I broke my small food processor grinding up the fruit (I tried unsweetened pieces of mango and pineapple in it). I'd say the appropriate ratio of fruit mix to nut mix is more like 3:2. I threw out A LOT of the leftover nut mixture.
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  • DebbieShap
    3 JUN, 2012
    Agreed that these are yummy and easy, but beware! I broke my small food processor grinding up the fruit (I tried unsweetened pieces of mango and pineapple in it). I'd say the appropriate ratio of fruit mix to nut mix is more like 3:2. I threw out A LOT of the leftover nut mixture.
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  • LittleRedFrog
    9 MAR, 2012
    This is a great snack! It will quieten your sweet tooth for a bit and they're easy to make and to transport (to work or wherever). The nice part is also that you can kind of vary the flavors too. A couple of days ago I made a mix of dried apricots/blanched almonds and rolled them in unsweetened coconut. Really nice!
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  • Mahria
    22 FEB, 2012
    I am eating these as we speak and they are amazing! So easy to make too. I just used a bag of Mariani mixed fruit (pears, plums, apricots) and Planters unsalted mixed nuts (pecans, almonds, brazil nuts). I rolled most in sesame seeds and some in coconut. Delish! And just a few fills the hunger void.
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  • MS10702140
    29 JAN, 2012
    How long can these stay fresh?
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