A satisfying and sweet on-the-go snack!
Prep & Cooking: 25 minutes
Makes: 15-20 pieces
¾ cup raw cashews
¼ cup raw almonds
1/3 cup dried cranberries
6-7 Medjool dates, pitted and quartered - I use medjool because they tend to stay fresh and are easily blended as are most fresh dates, if fresh dates aren’t available or you have dried dates on hand soak them for about 30 minutes in hot water before continuing with the recipe. The dates pictured below are fresh.
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
2-3 tbsp finely chopped cashews
In a food processor, chop almonds and cashews until fine (see photo below). Add dates, cranberries, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon. Continue processing until all ingredients are incorporated; often the ingredients will come together and form a ball in the processor.
Unplug your food processor and remove the mixture. The mixture should hold together easily when pinched, if not, continue processing for approximately 1 minute. If the mixture is still too dry, add an additional pitted chopped date or two, one at a time, and process. Roll into 1” balls. Leave plain or roll in chopped cashews.
These bites make a great on-the-go snack or a great addition to a packed lunch. They keep for around a week in an airtight container in the fridge. If you are travelling with these, be sure to store them in a hard-sided container to avoid squishing.