Date, Apricot, and Almond Snack Balls

Date Almond Apricot Snack Balls

 

In my continuing effort to be healthier, I occasionally make up batches of healthy snacks to have around, and I’ve found that date and nut snack balls are amazing. In these, the date and the apricot act as a binder, the almonds provide some nice texture, the peanut butter adds nutty flavor and a little sweetness and salt, and the spices really round out the flavor. You can substitute any nut, other dried fruit, and even add a little kick to these with cayenne if desired.

Start by grinding the nuts to the texture of coarse breadcrumbs.

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Add in the rest of the ingredients.

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Process until the mixture will stick together. It may not seem like it when you first handle the mixture, it felt far too loose to me, but press it together and it will stick.

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Press together small handfuls and roll into balls.

Date Almond Apricot Snack Balls

Date Almond Apricot Snack Balls
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Date, Apricot, and Almond Snack Balls

Recipe adapted from Food 52
Course Snack
Servings 5
Calories 353 kcal
Author Cooking Madly

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 2 cups dates pitted, about 24
  • 1/4 cup apricots about 5
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves ground
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger ground
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Process the nuts in a food processor until they resemble coarse breadcrumbs.
  2. Add in remaining ingredients and process until mixture will stick together when squeezed.
  3. Press small handfuls together and round into balls.
Nutrition Facts
Date, Apricot, and Almond Snack Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 353 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Potassium 628mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 52g 17%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 39g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 1.2%
Calcium 9.8%
Iron 9.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

{ 1 comment… add one }
  • SallyBR March 10, 2015, 3:36 pm

    Love thi type of recipe, I’ve been collecting several examples, but haven’t made any yet….

    Yours shall be saved right away! 😉

    Reply

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