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Dried Fruit and Nut Bites

Recipe photo courtesy of Bryan Gardner

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

Source: Whole Living, January/February 2012
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  • hollandjan8899985
    9 APR, 2019
    Sorry but a bowl filled with dried fruit and nuts gets same result with less effort. I expected more.
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  • janlprice
    3 JAN, 2012
    I made this recipe with dried cranberries,dried cherries,almonds and pecans. I couldn't get it to stick together to roll into balls so I added 1 tsp of almond butter.Yummo!
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    • bbd678
      4 DEC, 2018
      Can you safely pulse dried cranberries in a full size food processor? Will it macerate the berries too much?
  • ptg566924
    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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