Apricot Snowball Treats

November 22, 2009 at 6:58 am (Uncategorized)

I’ve been craving something yummy and sweet. It’s just that time of year. Of course it has to be Scd legal so I tried to make the famous peanut butter “brownies” from  Breaking the Vicious Cycle book. They were too rich for me.  I cut up frozen banana and dropped the hot brownie on top. But I regretted all of this after it settle in my tummy. It was a little much but good. However, these little treats always hit the spot. I can’t say enough about how wonderfully complex and amazing the taste of dried apricots are. They have a depth of flavor that is almost buttery to me. Today I added a bunch to home-made bbq sauce. It made the sauce! I’m going to try to make dried apricot jam tomorrow with the extra’s. Then later in the week I’ll add it to pork chops. Mmm..

Happy Holidays!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups raw almonds or walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup of dried dates
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • pinch of fine salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla or almond extract (orange would also be nice)
  • 1/2 cup UN-sweetened shredded coconut or any kind of crushed nuts

Directions

  1. In a food processor thoroughly combine first six ingredients until the mixture forms a dough-like ball. Using your hands, firmly roll into small balls. Roll in coconut and or crushed nuts.
  2. Refrigerate to firm up.
  3. Enjoy!!

     Note..these are an easy to pack  high energy snack. I put these in my sons lunch.  You can combine any fruit and nuts you can think of.  Have fun!

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