sweet & healthy snack balls

date-ballsFor those of you getting on the new years resolution band wagon of healthy living, here’s a sweet treat filled with lots of nutrients: walnut date cranberry balls.

Dried cranberries can be found at the Food Lovers on Msasani road or you can substitute any other dried fruit, preferably one that is a bit tart.

Date balls

Walnut date cranberry balls area healthy treat that last for several weeks.

Ingredients:
1⁄2 cup dried cranberries
1⁄2 cup pitted whole dates
3⁄4 cup walnuts or cashews (unsalted)
3 tbs of almond flour or protein powder for you health nuts
pinch of salt

Servings: roughly 12 balls

Directions:
Dice your fruit and place into a food processor with your dates until you have a paste consistency. If you don’t have a food processor, you can still make this recipe, but they’ll be more coarse! Add your fruit and dates to a bowl.
Separately blend your nuts in your processor. Do not blend into a nut-butter! You want the walnuts to be finely chopped.

Add all ingredients to your bowl and knead together with your hands.

Roll and firmly press them into 1⁄2-1 inch snack balls!

Can be stored in the fridge or freezer for several weeks.

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Chakula Chick
Teacher extraordinaire by day, creator of good food by night. Join me as I cook my way through Tanzania with (mostly) local ingredients!