Sunday, February 16, 2014
Cherry Walnut Bites
This recipe was passed out at a recent gathering I attended. I believe it comes from deliciousliving.com.
It's a yummy treat you can feel good about eating. You won't even know it's good for you by the taste! Cherries and Cocoa have great antioxidants in them, and the walnuts contain omega-3's. Enjoy!
2 cups dried sour cherries
8 medjool dates, pittted
2/3 cup walnut pieces
2 Tbs fresh orange Juice
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
6 Tbs dark chocolate chips
4 Tbs unsweetened shredded coconut, plus more for rolling
Finely chop dried cherries, dates, and walnuts. I used a food processor to do this, way quicker! Add orange juice, cinnamon, chocolate chips, and coconut. Mix together with hands, working into a sticky mass. It should hold together.
With slightly wet hands, roll mixture into balls. Roll in excess shredded coconut. Place into an airtight container and refrigerate. They will become firmer as they cool.