*Feel free to play around with the ingredients – dried cranberries or apricots instead of raisins, agave nectar instead of maple syrup or almond butter instead of sun-butter….
Coconut-Date Snack Bites
12 months + up
Makes approx. 20 bites
1 cup (about 24) pitted dates (I used deglet, medjool work as well)
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, plus more for rolling
1/4 cup raisins
1 tablespoon flax meal
1 tablespoon sunflower seed butter
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place all ingredients in a large food processor; process until a uniform and sticky batter is formed. Scoop the dough using a tablespoon, then roll between your hands to form a ball. Have extra coconut ready on a plate and roll each bite in it to coat. Store bites in a sealed container in the fridge for up to one week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
These are gluten-free, vegan and nut-free.
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