{Recipe; Vegan MoFo} Nutty Cinnamon Bites

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Ingredients

1/4 cup pecans

1/2 cup walnuts

1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

3 tsp raw carob powder (or raw cacao powder)

1 Tbsp organic coconut sweet spread* OR 1 Tbsp smooth nut butter

1/2 cup pitted medjool dates (about 5 large)

3/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Method

1. Add walnuts to a food processor, and process for 10 seconds.

2. Add pecans, pumpkin seeds, carob powder, dates, coconut spread, and cinnamon. Process for about 60 seconds. Do not over-process, as the nuts will release their oils and the bites will be greasy to touch.

3.  Press the mixture into silicone molds and place in the freezer for a couple of hours before serving.

4. Alternatively, roll the mixture into balls and coat in shredded coconut, almond meal or ground sunflower seeds, then refrigerate for half an hour before serving.

I store leftover balls in the fridge, and leftover bites in the freezer.

I use my limited range of silicone molds – hearts and Easter egg shapes – for most of the mixture. I roll the remaining mixture into balls, and coat them in almond meal or ground sunflower seeds.

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My school-age kids are permitted to bring nuts to school in their lunchboxes, but peanuts are prohibited. My son’s pre-school excludes all nuts and peanuts.

For packing in lunchboxes, I prefer to roll the mixture into balls, as they are more sturdy. However, I have packed the bites in lunchboxes (inside an insulated bag), and my daughter assures me that they stay intact until ‘little lunch’ (when she eats them).

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* Organic coconut sweet spread. Ingredients: organic coconut, organic extra virgin coconut oil, organic coconut nectar.

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Ally

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About Ally
Mamma. Vegan. I blog at Made of Stars.

8 Responses to {Recipe; Vegan MoFo} Nutty Cinnamon Bites

  1. Ohmygoodness, these look delicious! This is definitely a recipe I need to try!

  2. susykat says:

    Oh these look great!

  3. narf77 says:

    I LOVE the look of these babies! I can see them pretty in a jar for about 30 minutes. That’s how long it would take me to empty the jar 😉 (and that is using my WILLPOWER!). I love the combination of nuts and cinnamon, it’s a match made in heaven 🙂

  4. uberdish says:

    Your nutty cinnamon bites are sooo cute and very yummy looking!

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