Sweet, soft and very satisfying. With no added sugar those yummy no bake bites are the perfect treat without the guilt!
Packed with fiber, protein, Magnesium, Calcium and vitamins A & E they are good enough to even eat for breakfast! (Can’t even tell you what a popular mum this made me in my household! Ha Ha! )
In our house my 8 year old son Leon is in charge of making those. (He also takes great control over eating them!) It makes me so happy to see my boy getting involved in the kitchen, really enjoying the process, building confidence and consciousness about his food. Self- satisfaction and sense of achievement is the building block of confidence.
1 Cup of grated carrot
1 Cup of Oats
1/2 cup of pecan nuts
1/2 cup of coconut flakes
1/2 cup of peanut butter
1/2 cup of dates
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of nutmeg
You will need a large bowl and a food processor. I do use one of the 3 in 1 food processors for almost all my cooking and I find in super handy. Put the oats and nuts first and blend until fine (You don’t want a flour though! Finer but don’t turn them into dust:-) ). Tip all into a bowl and repeat the process with coconut flakes, then dates and carrots. Add spices and peanut butter and mix well. If you find your mixture bit too dry add a spoon of your nut butter. Form balls and voila! Keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. They do freeze well but make sure you eat the as soon as they defrost.
Notes: Make your bites your own! You can explore with adding different nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews…) or leaving them out all together. Not a fan of peanut butter? Other nut butters will work just as well! Medjool dates are my favorite by far however, they can be expensive. For this recipe I have used basic chopped pitted dated, spices and the nut butter dominates the taste and so dates mainly provide sweetness and stickiness.