Sunday, October 7, 2012

Tasty Nutty-Fruity Bites for Snacking

Almond-Apricot Power Bites

6 oz. pkg dried apricots (about 1 cup)2/3 cup sliced raw almonds
¼ cup vanilla whey protein powder
¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp. almond butter
1 Tbsp. honey
Optional coatings-or try them naked! (not you, the bites!):
wheat germ, almond flour, ground or whole chia seeds, cocoa, or cinnamon
Makes 25-27 bites.
Nutrition per 3 bites: 160 calories, 9 g total  fat, 1 g saturated fat, 10mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrates, 3 grams fiber, 7 g protein.
These little treats are not only a yummy snack, but can also serve as a fun gift for friends and family.

Place apricots, almonds, and protein powder in a food processor and pulse until finely ground.
My favorite almond butter!
Add almond butter and honey; pulse until well combined.
Use a small cookie dough scooper or a tablespoon to shape mixture into bite sized balls.

Roll in coating as desired or do a few in each type for a beautiful snack.
And now they are packed and ready to take to work for sharing!

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