In my plans, I was going to take the Chocolate Date Nut Balls from the recipe that Andrea shared with us here. But as I pulled out ingredients on Monday morning, I discovered I was totally out of dates. It is very difficult to make Date Balls without dates.
I love to improvise. Really, I do... and this mishap gave me the perfect opportunity. I decided to work with what I had: dehydrated apples. They turned out really yummy and I received compliments on them too!
The only drawback with improvising is that I don't always remember what I did. So this time around, I decided I needed to duplicate them without waiting so long that I couldn't remember. I made them last night for a Bible Study.
So, here's my recipe for Raw Apple Nut Snacks:
(This recipe makes 30 balls.)
Place the following ingredients in a food processor:
- A packed 3/4 cup of dehydrated apples. (Mine are without chemical preservatives so they look brown.)
- 1/2 cup of walnuts
- 1/2 cup of almonds
- 1/2 cup of sunflower and/or pumpkin seeds
- 2 Tbsp. freshly ground flax seed (optional)
- a pinch of sea salt
Process until it looks like a fine meal.
Pour in maple syrup until the mixture sticks together. For me, it took 2-3 Tbsp of maple syrup.
Roll the mixture into 30 balls.
Cover in unsweetened shredded coconut. Chill until serving.
Voila! Pretty easy, healthy snack!