NO BAKE ENERGY BITES
We did it -- no more boxes, heavy lifting, fighting with packing tape or unpacking. We're done, all moved in, and it feels so good! We've spent the past four days unpacking, nesting, discovering our new 'hood, and finally, as of today, cooking. It took some time to unpack all my kitchen boxes, but once settled, it felt great to be back in the kitchen.
We leave for Cape Breton tomorrow -- a 14 hour drive east, to meet up with dear friends, and then tackle the cabot trail together. Some will be biking, others hiking, but either way, long drives and outdoor activities demand snacks (right?!).
NO BAKE ENERGY BITES // makes 12-14
I first discovered this recipe on Jodi's blog. After making them a few times, they quickly became my favourite no bake bite. I've tweaked the original recipe a bit, so head here for the original.
3/4 cup almond meal
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
8-10 dates, pitted
1/2 dried cherries or cranberries
1/4 cup cacao nibs
1/4 cup shredded coconut
3 T almond butter
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
What to do:
Combine everything in the body of a food processor fitted with the s-blade. Pulse until a coarse meal is formed. Mixture should stick together when pinched.
Roll into golfball size bites, and store in the fridge.