Sunday, February 12, 2012

Dried Fruit and Nut Treats

I found this recipe from Whole Living magazine and decided to try it out. It is a simple recipe, with only a few ingredients: dried fruit, mixed nuts and or seeds, cinnamon and sea salt. With a recipe like this, since it has so few ingredients, it's important to use the highest quality ingredients you can.
For dried fruit I used dried blueberries and dried cranberries, both sweetened with apple juice concentrate, from Steve's Original and organic Thompson raisins.
For nuts/seeds, I used raw almonds, raw cashews, raw pumpkin seeds, raw pistachios and raw sesame seeds.
The recipe comes together very quickly.
1. Add 2 cups mixed, dried fruit to food processor and process until it forms a paste.
2. Next, process 2 cups mixed nuts and seeds (all mentioned above excluding the sesame seeds), until finely chopped. Add to the processed fruit.

3. Mix together with a dash of cinnamon and sea salt until combined.

4. Form into 1 inch balls.
5. Roll the balls in sesame seeds.

What a treat! So delicious. The best thing is that the flavor profile will change based on your combo of dried fruits and nuts. It's hard to not eat one after the other. Store them in a air tight container.
Enjoy!

3 comments:

Elizabeth M said...

Im going to make these this weekend when Ari won't be home ;) Im greedy.

Elizabeth M said...

Im going to make these this weekend when Ari won't be home ;) Im greedy.

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